Lancaster County Courthouse (Pennsylvania)

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Lancaster County Courthouse
Lancaster Co PA Courthouse.jpg
Lancaster County Courthouse, August 2011
Lancaster County Courthouse (Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Courthouse (Pennsylvania)
Lancaster County Courthouse (Pennsylvania) is located in the United States
Lancaster County Courthouse (Pennsylvania)
Location43 E. King St., Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°2′18″N 76°18′15″W / 40.03833°N 76.30417°W / 40.03833; -76.30417Coordinates: 40°2′18″N 76°18′15″W / 40.03833°N 76.30417°W / 40.03833; -76.30417
Area0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built1852–1855, 1896–1898, 1926–1927
ArchitectSloan, Samuel; Warner, James H.; Urban, C. Emlen
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference #78002415[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 7, 1978
Designated PHMCJune 11, 1951[2]

Lancaster County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building located at Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The original building was built between 1852 and 1855; the original building was designed by Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan (1815–1884). The north wing was added between 1896 and 1898, and low flanking wings on either side of the exterior staircase were added in 1926–1927; these later additions were designed by Lancaster architects James H. Warner and C. Emlen Urban, respectively. It is an important example of the Romanesque Revival style.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, it is a contributing property to the Lancaster Historic District.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Robert M. Behling (n.d.). 01H.pdf "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lancaster County Courthouse" Check |url= value (help) (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-25.

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