Category Archives: Lancaster, PA / Franklin & Marshall College

Projects from various architectural history and design courses at Franklin & Marshall College

Urban’s Hand #1

An “analytique”  of C. Emlen Urban’s Stiegerwalt House (constructed 1894-1896) at 632 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA.

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Urban’s Hand #6

“Roslyn” (P.T. Watt Mansion).  1896.  Marietta and N. President Ave.

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Urban’s Hand #5

David Rose Mansion. c.1891. W. Chestnut St.    Much original detailing has been lost.

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Urban’s Hand #4

Rathfon Houses. 238 and 240 N. Duke. The exterior of 238 has been extensively modified; the porch has been enclosed.  

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Urban’s Hand #3

Wohlsen Mansion – 537 W. Chestnut St. – 1893-1894. Some original detailing, such as the clustered porch columns and the porch railing, have been lost.

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Urban’s Hand #2

Rowhouses at 122-144 College Avenue (1892-1893). On many of these houses, much decorative detailing has been lost. Some exterior features have been extensively modified.

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Urban – Ruskin: Week Two

Originally posted on Master Builders of Lancaster:
Willis G. Hale To understand the career of C. Emlen Urban, we must first examine the life and career of Willis Hale, for whom Urban worked in the mid-1880s (c.1884-1886), according to To…

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