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Angeline Elizabeth Kirby Memorial Health Center

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1930, Thomas H. Atherton. 71 N. Franklin St.

A gift of Wilkes-Barre's Kirby family, the center features intricate tile work on the ceiling of the front portico and a breathtaking tile and marble interior hall with details taken from such wide-ranging sources as the Casa de Pilatos, Seville, Spain (for the manager's office), and Fontainebleau, France (for the Directors’ Room). The third-floor solarium, now used as a daycare center, is particularly dramatic, with its pediments containing the zodiac and Phoebus Apollo rendered in faience tile. The adjoining Priscilla Lee Bennett house by Bruce Price (1883; 63 N. Franklin Street) is superbly intact, showing his work in lively transition from its Victorian roots to its Shingle Style culmination.

Writing Credits

Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Angeline Elizabeth Kirby Memorial Health Center", [Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-LU32.

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, 470-470.

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