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Fluhrer Building

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1911, John A. Dempwolf. 17 W. Market St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (© George E. Thomas)

Corner ornaments record the dates of founding (1884) and construction of this sparkling gem of commercial design for a local jewelry store. Like its contemporary Bon-Ton Department Store ( YO4), it marks the post–World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 shift toward light-hued classicism that arrived in York a decade after it appeared in larger metropolises. Dempwolf also designed the adjacent Rosenmiller Building two years earlier in the brownstone and yellow brick of his Colonial Hotel ( YO9).

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Fluhrer Building", [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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