— C. Emlen Urban Awards —

2021 Recipients Announced!

Annually the Trust recognizes individuals and projects that reflect our mission... to educate and advocate for the preservation of significant Lancaster County historic sites and architecture.

We invite you to explore the list of 2021 Award Recipients, and learn more about the C. Emlen Urban Awards.

 

Architectural Tour Booklets Now On Sale

These booklets provide a detailed look at the architectural treasures found in the historic municipalities of Ephrata and Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Each booklet is richly adorned with photographs and descriptions of each town's most striking and significant homes, buildings, factories, municipal structures, and more.

Ephrata Tour Booklet

Featuring Ephrata’s architectural treasures highlighted the Trust’s 2016 Ephrata Architectural Walking Tour.

Ephrata Walking Tour Booklet

Columbia Tour Booklet

A booklet featuring the architectural gems of the Trust’s 2019 Columbia Architectural Walking Tour.

My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone.

Julia Morgan

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.

Daniel Libeskind

We live in a time of renaissance … cities are coming back to life, after a long neglect.

Daniel Libeskind

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

Frank Gehry

Our Mission:

To encourage and facilitate historic preservation throughout Lancaster County.