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Luzerne County Medical Society

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1914, Brice Hayden Long. 130 S. Franklin St.
  • (Photograph by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Wilkes-Barre's own Pantheon follows the typology associated with the teaching of medicine until the middle of the twentieth century. Here, a medical library occupies the first floor, while a circular auditorium, lit by a skylight, occupies the second. Four doors away, Manhattan's C. P. H. Gilbert designed the limestone Chateauesque house at 170 S. Franklin Street in 1914 for Frederick Weckesser, an executive with the Kirby and Woolworth dimestore chains.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Luzerne County Medical Society", [Wilkes-Barre, 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, 468-468.

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