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Charles Billmeyer House

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1866, Stephen D. Button(?). 225 E. Market St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (© George E. Thomas)

Unquestionably the gem of York's city houses, the richly sculptural detail of the main facade, from the bold quoins at the corners and window surrounds to the massive bracketed cornice, suggests an urban architect of Stephen Button's stature—or perhaps better. Frescoes on the first-floor ceilings are the work of Costagini and Scataglia, who also worked in the 1860s house of David Small at 153 E. Market Street, and at the U.S. Capitol. Charles Billmeyer and his partner, Small, manufactured railway cars, another link to the railroad corporations that would have connected them to Button.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Charles Billmeyer 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, 358-358.

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