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Slate Belt Heritage Center (Bangor Town Hall and Fire Department)

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Bangor Town Hall and Fire Department
1906, William W. Brithuigh. 30 N. 1st St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

William Brithuigh was the architect and Irwin Merrill the builder of this former town hall, an exercise in picturesque eclecticism. Its curvilinear gable and asymmetrically placed campanile derive variously from Dutch and Italianate sources, a melange that is perhaps appropriate for a building that now houses the heritage center and documents the various ethnic groups that served the industry.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Slate Belt Heritage Center (Bangor Town Hall and Fire Department)", [Bangor, 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, 269-269.

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