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Penn Square

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1730

Penn Square was the site of the first two courthouses; the first was destroyed by fire in 1784, while the second survived until the present courthouse ( LA15) was constructed nearby. In the center of the square is the impressive light granite Civil War monument, funded by the ladies of Lancaster and dedicated in 1874.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Penn Square", [Lancaster, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-LA7.

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, 314-314.

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