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Happy 249th birthday to one of my favorites, English-American architect and engineer Benjamin Henry Latrobe. His mother, Margaret Antes of Germantown, Pennsylvania, had been sent to England to further her education. There she met Moravian minister Benjamin Latrobe, and their son Benjamin Henry was born May 1, 1764 near Leeds,

U.S. Capitol White House interiors, furniture Dickinson College Main Hall Bank of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) Philadelphia Water Works St. Johns, Lafayette Square, D.C. Baltimore Cathedral Ringgold Mansion, St. James, Md. State Petitionary, Richmond, Va. Exchange and Custom House, Baltimore Nassau Hall, Princeton (redid) What do the buildings above have in common?

Just out–the brand new 2012 edition of Journal of York County Heritage, a popular periodical published annually by York County Heritage Trust. The new edition offers five well-researched articles on a variety of events from the 19th and 20th centuries. They include: “The Cartridge Box: The Inside-Out Newspaper of the

My last post was on Barbara Smith/Schmidt/Schmith (c.1724-1798), the affluent widow who left nearly her entire estate to the Lutheran congregation [now Christ Lutheran Church] in York, including the funds specifically designated to purchase an organ. That organ, the last organ built by master organ builder David Tannenberg, is now