Germanic circa 1710 – 1770 The house known as the Herr House was built by Christian Herr in 1719 as a home for his aging parents, Hans and Elizabeth, but also as a Mennonite meetinghouse. The home was erected on a hill, in a style that could be traced back to the Roman occupation of…

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For more than 45 years, the prolific Urban created many of the historic landmarks that are fundamental to the beloved character of Lancaster City. This naturally begs the question, who was C. Emlen Urban? Many Lancastrians are unaware of the life-long work of celebrated local architect C. Emlen Urban. His deft eye for design transformed…

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The mission of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County is to advocate for the preservation of significant historic structures in Lancaster County. The Farmer’s Southern Market is a significant structure because of its unique architecture designed by C. Emlen Urban, Lancaster’s premier architect, and because the city government in 1986 believed it worthy of…

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The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County would like to congratulate this year’s winners of the prestigious C. Emlen Urban Award. Please help us celebrate their accomplishments! LEADERSHIP AWARD Presented to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated the vision, wisdom and perseverance to incorporate historic preservation in their long-range plans. Mark Platts and the Susquehanna…

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Join and Save! Members receive discounts on events like this one. Click to Join Registration Closed Online registration is closed but walk-ins are welcome at the Columbia Market House (15 S. 3rd Street in Columbia) from 9:30-2:00 pm or until tickets sell out. Columbia Architectural Tour September 28, 2019 (updated Sept 12, 2019) The Historic…

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The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County would like to introduce the Lancaster County community to their two new part-time employees as well as their two new board members. Founded in 1966 to “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in Lancaster County,” the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s mission is to encourage and…

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Leadership Award Presented to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated the vision, wisdom and perseverance to incorporate historic preservation in their long-range plans. Pamela Stoner, Samuel Slaymaker, and Deborah Smith for the Rock Ford Plantation’s preservation of the General Hand Mansion and their education on Lancaster history. Landmark Property Rehabilitation Award Presented to the owner…

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