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Lancaster Museum of Art (C. B. Grubb House)

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C. B. Grubb House
1845–1846. 135 N. Lime St., Musser Park

Ironmaster of Mount Hope Furnace Clement Grubb commissioned this superb Greek Revival house that is one of the first instances in Lancaster of the shift in fashion from the Georgian-based styles of the eighteenth century. Most notable are the Doric (in contrast to the customary Roman Tuscan) columns of the front porch that indicate a builder using Stewart and Revett's Antiquities of Athens (1762) rather than the old pattern books.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Lancaster Museum of Art (C. B. Grubb House)", [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.

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