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Borough Hall (William Young House)

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William Young House
1858, Lewis Palmer. 333 Chestnut St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The rising American business class enthusiastically adopted the domestic architecture of the European aristocracy. While Lewisburg industrialist Eli Slifer was building his “Tuscan villa” on the Susquehanna River, wealthy entrepreneur William Young engaged Palmer to design this “Florentine villa” on Mifflinburg's main street. Thomas T. Baker was the builder. The Lewisburg Chronicle wryly commented that the three-story brick residence with its central square tower, two-story bay windows, twin porches, and assortment of window shapes was “a little superior in style and conveniences to any building in town.”

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Borough Hall (William Young House)", [Mifflinburg, 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, 409-409.

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