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Hotel American

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1893, attributed to John A. Duckworth. 55–57 N. Main St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (William E. Fischer Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer Jr.)

The Hotel American anticipated Scranton's Hotel Jermyn (1894) and denotes Carbondale's continuing pursuit of urban status. Duckworth designed a four-story Richardsonian Romanesque building with well-done foliated ornament gracing the spandrels and a porte-cochere that suggests more gracious days.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Hotel American", [Carbondale, 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, 493-493.

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