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An analytique of several of C. Emlen Urban’s 1890s domestic buildings in Lancaster, PA

Urban’s Hand #1

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

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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’s Hand Project

A brief essay explaining the purpose of my drawings of several of C. Emlen Urban’s 1890s houses. This was completed for Professor Kostis Kourelis’s class at F&M, “Master Builders of Lancaster.”  More information about Urban and his legacy can be found … Continue reading

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