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Linderman-Schwab House

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1870. 557 W. 3rd St.

The most imposing house on Fountain Hill was built for Garrett B. Linderman, general manager of the Bethlehem Iron Company. The completion of his Chateauesque-style mansion spurred the construction of more great houses for iron company executives. Fittingly, the house was later owned by Charles Schwab, Linderman's successor and the man who transformed the iron company into the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. The three-story cut granite structure is massed about a hipped-roof four-story central tower. An elaborate, appropriately iron, canopy announces the entrance at the base of the tower. The building is now apartments.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Linderman-Schwab House", [Bethlehem, 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, 284-284.

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