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Penn Square

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  • (© George E. Thomas)

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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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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