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Gatehouses, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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c. 1975, Leung, Hemmler and Camayd. U.S. 209, 20 miles south of Milford
  • (© George E. Thomas)

Guarding the entrance to the recreation area are a pair of wildly asymmetrical gatehouses by Scranton architects that recall Frank Furness's railroad buildings in their machinelike inflection to task—sheltering the gatekeeper while assertively controlling the road. The massive wood brackets convey the heritage of the National Park Service's roots in the west and the ongoing influence of Robert Venturi in the east.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Gatehouses, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area", [East Stroudsburg, 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, 524-525.

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