Lancaster historian John Snyder regards this house, which was built for the family of the ferry operators who gave Columbia its original name of Wrights Ferry, as the region's best “traditional English rural type house.” Its long narrow volume was extended to the north, a change marked by the location of the former end chimney. Details such as the pent eave that surrounds the house and a squirrel tail oven may be evidence of German hybridization. The house has recently been restored.
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Wright's Ferry Mansion
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