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Hazleton City Hall

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1912, Henry Dehoff; 1937. 40 N. Church St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Like the Lackawanna Valley before it, lower Luzerne County long yearned for political independence from Wilkes-Barre. Efforts to create a new county from parts of the Middle Anthracite fields began in 1889 and continued sporadically into the next century. Thus, Philadelphian Dehoff was charged with designing a building that could easily serve as a courthouse should it be needed. The call never came; today, the abortive courtroom spaces remain inside, but the Beaux-Arts exterior was stripped away in a Moderne renovation.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Hazleton City Hall", [Hazleton, 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, 477-478.

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