You are here

Houses on N. Lime Street

-A A +A
c. 1885, attributed to Frank Furness. 24 and 43 N. Lime St.
  • 24 N. Lime (© George E. Thomas)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • 43 N Lime St (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

When downtown living was prime, Lime Street was Lancaster's 5th Avenue. The robustly detailed brick double house at number 24 recalls Frank Furness's large city houses in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse neighborhood. Though Furness usually worked in brick, the rough stone of the house at number 43 complements its massive detailing, at the moment that Richardsonian refinement was about to attract regional attention. Inside, iron straps and chains support fireplace mantels in characteristic Furness fashion.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Houses on N. Lime Street", [Lancaster, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 319-319.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.