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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.

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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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-LA36.

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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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