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Charles S. Woolworth House

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1907, Lansing C. Holden. 530 Jefferson Ave.
  • (Photograph by William E. Fischer, Jr. )
  • (Photograph by William E. Fischer, Jr. )

Charles S. Woolworth, who partnered with his brother Frank in the creation of the five-and-dime empire bearing his name, opened a store in Scranton in 1880. By 1907, when Holden designed this French Renaissance confection in Indiana limestone, Woolworth was one of America's wealthiest men. It was recently restored.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Charles S. Woolworth House", [Scranton, 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, 488-488.

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