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1929, William B. Billmeyer. 130 E. Market St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • York Water Company (© George E. Thomas)
  • (© George E. Thomas)

Billmeyer enlivened his marble-fronted miniature classical temple with a bas-relief fountain in the pediment to describe its purpose as the home of the city's water company, which was founded in 1816. The ceiling of the great interior room is the work of the Philadelphia Decorating Company. Restored in 1995 when the dropped ceiling was removed, it is well worth visiting.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "York Water Company", [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, 358-358.

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