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Lancaster County

Lancaster County is named for the City of Lancaster in England, which was named after the House of Lancaster.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Dauphin County, Lebanon County and Berks County

E – Chester County

S – Cecil County, Maryland and Harford County, Maryland

W – York County

 

Created:  October 14, 1728                    Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

County Seat:

Lancaster  1728 – present

 

 County Courthouse – Lancaster  

 

Location:  50 North Duke Street / Orange Street

Built:  1853 – 1854

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Samuel Sloan

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick, stucco and stone structure. The south front has a large portico with three arched entrances on the first story and six columns rising from the second story to a wide pediment at the roof line. On the roof is a round cupola. An addition was built in 1898. The architect was James H Warner and the contractor was H N Breneman & Son. Further additions were built in 1920 and 1928 when the architect was C Emler Urban. On the north side is a modern four story red colored brick annex constructed in 1n 1973 to 1975.The architect was Buhart Associates and the contractor was Wohlsen Construction Company.

 

 

County Courthouse – Lancaster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2015