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Carnegie Building (Carnegie Library) and Administration Building, Lebanon Valley College

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Carnegie Library
1905, Abner A. Richter. N. College Ave.

Reading-based Richter had an arc of clients that spanned from Easton to Annville (his birthplace), indicating the ongoing cohesiveness of German culture and situating Lebanon Valley College firmly in the past. His colonial-styled Carnegie Building and vaguely Academic Gothic administration building in light-hued yellow brick and limestone set the tone for the college's future forays into design.

Annville's Main Street shows the beneficial effects of being a college town. At its center (36 E. Main Street) is the restored Art Deco Allen Theater with its cinema and café.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Carnegie Building (Carnegie Library) and Administration Building, Lebanon Valley College", [Annville, 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, 338-338.

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