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Lafayette Club (Philip Small House)

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Philip Small House
1839. 59 E. Market St.

The first block of E. Market Street contains a memorable row of Philadelphia-type town houses terminating with this largest and most elaborate structure. Built for local dry goods and hardware retailer Philip Small, it shows the ongoing link to Philadelphia for basic architectural direction in the classical entrance and cornice that denote the domestic version of the Greek Revival style. The club purchased the house in 1912.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Lafayette Club (Philip Small House)", [York, 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, 357-358.

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