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Founded in 1782, Greencastle is a handsome, largely preserved Philadelphiaplan village that reflects in its mid-nineteenth-century buildings the impact of the construction in 1840 and the rehabilitation in 1859 of the Cumberland Railroad that linked Chambersburg to Hagerstown, Maryland. Just off the main square at N. Washington and E. Madison streets is the German Romanesque Revival Evangelical Lutheran Church (1871) with its great spire and projecting brick corbel tables. Across the street is the nineteenth-century town hall, now the police station that recalls the similar building in Chambersburg.

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George E. Thomas

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