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Heritage Center (City Hall)

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City Hall
1792–1797, John Lind and Jacob Flubacher, joiners; mid-19th-century addition; 1924. 13 W. King St.

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).

Writing Credits

Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Heritage Center (City Hall)", [Lancaster, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-LA8.

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, 315-315.

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