Thomas Foster Hermansader to be featured artist at Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s October First Friday Open House

Join us on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 5 to 8 pm for a First Friday open house at the beautiful Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House located at 123 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA, in the heart of Gallery Row. We will be hosting artist Thomas Foster Hermansader for a one-night-only pop-up art show. Thomas Foster Hermansader…

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A Brief History about famed Lancaster architect C. Emlen Urban

C. Emlen Urban February 26, 1863 — May 21, 1939 C. Emlen Urban was born in Conestoga Center, known today simply as Conestoga, Pennsylvania. His parents were Amos Sylvester and Barbara Ann Hebbel. His wife, Jennie McMichael, passed away in 1953 at 91. Their children were Miriam (1889-1976) and Rathfon (1893-1973). Urban is buried at…

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Wrightsville Lime Kilns

North Front Street at Limekiln Alley, Wrightsville Borough of Wrightsville These large stone structures are lime kilns and are remnants of a very important nineteenth-century Wrightsville Industry. The structures are constructed of heavy stone with brick relieving arches and iron lintels that support the upper stone structure. The kilns were abandoned almost 100 years ago,…

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Gone, But Not Forgotten: Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge & Lancaster Courthouse Dome

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge & Lancaster Courthouse Dome In 2008, the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County created a calendar series entitled “Gone, but not Forgotten” as a reminder of some things that aren’t here anymore. The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge and the Lancaster Courthouse Dome were the featured images for December of that year…

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