West King Street 1-23

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For this weekly exercise, I was assigned the city block on the corner of West King Street next to Penn Square. This included street numbers 23, 19, 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 5, 3, and 1 West King Street. My block houses the historic buildings of Lancaster City that were constructed in the 1790’s and each building still exists today because of their historical importance. These are the only buildings that remain today in the center of town from the post-Revolutionary War period.

1/3/5 W. King Street.
1886: Telephone Exchange and Pianos
1891: Barbershop/City Offices/Telephone Exchange
1912: Lancaster City Hall
1929: Lancaster City Hall (Georgian style) was built in 1795-1797, this building was used for the county’s public offices, the Pennsylvania State Capitol (1800-1812), US Post Office, and the Lancaster City Hall.
Present: Since 1974 it has been the Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County.

7/9/11/13 W. King Street
Masonic Lodge was built from 1798-1799.
1886: #11/13 Market, Masonic Hall 2nd
1891: #11/13 Restaurant, Masonic Hall 2nd
1912: #7 Store, #9, Store, #11/13 Restaurant, Masonic Hall 2nd
1929: #7 Store, #9, Store, #11/13 Restaurant, Masonic Hall 2nd
Present: #7 Lancaster Cultural History Museum Store, #11 Strawberry & Co. #13 Lancaster Cultural History Museum

15 W. King Street
1886: Milly
1891: Milly
1912: Store, Masonic Lodge Rooms 2 & 3
1929: Store, Masonic Lodge Rooms 2 & 3
Present: The Tag Shop, homes above

17 W. King Street
1886: Gent’s Furn
1891: B.A.S (?) shared store with #19 W. King Street
Address does not exist in the 1912 or 1929 maps

19 W. King Street
1886: Pub
1891: B.A.S (?) shared store with #17 W. King Street
1912: Store, Masonic Lodge Rooms 2 & 3
1929: Store, Masonic Lodge Rooms 2 & 3

23 W King St.
1886: Drugstore
1891: Drugstore
1912: Drugstore
1929: Drugstore

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