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Oppenheim Building (Jonas Long's Sons Department Store)

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Jonas Long's Sons Department Store
1897, Lansing C. Holden. Wyoming and Lackawanna aves.
  • Globe Store (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (Photograph by William E. Fischer, Jr. )
  • (Photograph by William E. Fischer, Jr. )

Jonas Long's Sons, a branch of a Wilkes-Barre department store ( LU7), confirmed Wyoming Avenue's role as Scranton's center of urban mass retailing. A florid Renaissance Revival palace, rather Victorian in spirit, its grandest feature is its much-altered interior light well, which evokes the great department stores of Daniel H. Burnham. Across the street there soon followed the Globe Store (1908), a calmer and more composed essay that was designed by Edward Langley for the Cleland Simpson Company; it is now the Divintech Building.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Oppenheim Building (Jonas Long's Sons Department Store)", [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, 484-484.

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