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Lancaster City Historic District

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Location type: POI
Location address: United States, Lancaster
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Lancaster City Historic District is a national historic district located at Lancaster and Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It measures 3 square miles and includes 13,459 contributing buildings, 9 contributing sites, 6 contributing structures, and 19 contributing objects in the city of Lancaster. The buildings date from 1760 to 1950, with the majority dating from 1860 to 1930. A number of buildings were designed by Lancaster architect C. Emlen Urban. All the previously listed individual buildings and structures and historic districts are included in this district. Other notable buildings and sites include the City Hall (1891-1892), Lancaster County Prison (1851), Miller and Hartman Building, Shaub Shoe Store, Watt & Shand, Conestoga Steam Cotton Works (1845-1910), Posey Iron Works, St. Mary’s Catholic Church (1852 / 1867), Temple Shaarai Shamoyim (1895-1896), Bethel A.M.E. Church (c. 1880), Pennsylvania Railroad Station (1929), Lancaster Cemetery, Woodward Hill Cemetery, and Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

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Lancaster Historic District, also known as Old Town Lancaster, is a national historic district located at Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It includes 578 contributing buildings in a predominantly residential area of Lancaster, with buildings mostly dated between about 1840 and 1910. The district includes a few buildings dated to the 18th century. Residential buildings include two- and three-story Victorian brick rowhouses. Notable non-residential buildings include the Demuth’s Tobacco Shop and St. James Episcopal Church. Also located in the district is the separately listed Lancaster County Courthouse designed by noted Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan (1815–1884).

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