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Heritage Center (City Hall)
Lancastrians met the expanding needs of county government with this building that stood across from the original courthouse, and in English fashion extended the city markets from its base. It was later adapted as a city hall and given additional space with the construction of a third floor in the mid-nineteenth century. A transitional building, it marks the end of the Georgian style as evident in the belt course above the first story, the massive jack arches above the windows, and the bull's-eye window in the gable. Federal delicacy begins to appear in the slender ribs of the fanlighted portal facing the courthouse. The building was restored in the 1920s in the midst of the nation's sesquicentennial colonial enthusiasm that continued with the transformation of Franklin and Marshall's campus ( LA24).
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