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In 1912, J. A. Dempwolf Architects designed a suburban residence for Mahlon N. Haines, located on northwest corner of North Rockburn Street and East Philadelphia Street in Springettsbury Township. It was occupied by Haines’ family in the Spring of 1913. (S. H. Smith Photo, 2018)
In 1912, J. A. Dempwolf Architects designed a suburban residence for Mahlon N. Haines, located on northwest corner of North Rockburn Street and East Philadelphia Street in Springettsbury Township. It was occupied by Haines’ family in the Spring of 1913. (S. H. Smith Photo, 2018)

Dempwolf designed five buildings for Mahlon Haines

In the span of 13-years Dempwolf Architects designed at least five buildings for Mahlon Haines in York County. The final buildings was the 5-story, 47-room Haines Hotel on the northwest corner of North George Street and West Philadelphia Street.

Reinhardt Dempwolf had a recurring business association with Mahlon Haines. J. A. Dempwolf Architects designed Haines’ first suburban residence in 1912. It was completed in the Spring of 1913 and still stands today on the northwest corner of North Rockburn Street and East Philadelphia Street in Springettsbury Township, as shown in the 2018 photo.

From 1915 until 1925, Mahlon Haines utilizes J. A. Dempwolf Architects to design at least four additional buildings. The first of these was The Haines Shoe Company headquarters building; which opened in 1915 at 231 North George Street in York. Unfortunately that 3-story building was torn down in the 1960s to create several off-street parking spaces.

In 1921, Dempwolf designed the 4-story Haines Building, which still stands on the northeast corner of East Market Street and North Duke Street in York. RSDC is presently renovating this building at 101 East Market Street; with offices planned on the first floor and 10 new apartments on the upper floors.

In December of 1917, Mahlon Haines purchased 199-acres of farmland adjoining the east side of present day Haines Road: he names this farm Haines Acres. In 1922, Dempwolf designed a Haines Acres suburban home for Mahlon Haines. That home still stands as part of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church at 311 Haines Road.

In 1925, Dempwolf designed the 5-story, 47-room Haines Hotel on the northwest corner of North George Street and West Philadelphia Street; although no longer used as a hotel, it still stands.

The collection of the York County History Center contains the Dempwolf drawings for these five Mahlon Haines buildings.

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