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National House (White Hall Hotel)

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White Hall Hotel
1828; 1863 enlarged; 1985 restored. 53 W. Market St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Built as the White Hall Hotel and renamed National House during the Civil War, its use of national symbols for its name recalls similar names at contemporary seashore hotels. This was a typical nineteenth-century urban hotel with its surrounding halo of porches and its crowning cupola for ventilation. It has been adapted for apartments and with offices on the first floor.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "National House (White Hall Hotel)", [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, 356-356.

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