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Franklin and Marshall College

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1853 established. College Ave. between Harrisburg Pike and Buchanan Ave.

In 1853, under the guidance of neighbor James Buchanan, Franklin College, founded in Lancaster in 1787 with the assistance of its namesake Benjamin Franklin, merged with Marshall College (see FR10) formerly in Franklin County's Mercersburg.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Franklin and Marshall College", [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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