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Ephrata Public Library

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1995, H2L2 Architects. 550 S. Reading Rd.

Ephrata chose to take a modern direction for its library, using Philadelphians H2L2, the successors to Paul P. Cret's firm. This is a remarkable mishmash that owes more to Robert Venturi than classicism and with a little of this and a little of that added for inspiration. Nonetheless, it is an effective antidote to the cult of history in the region and offers hope for the future.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Ephrata Public Library", [Ephrata, 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, 328-328.

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