Inventory of Historic District Buildings

East Main Street
North Side
1 First National Bank of Lancaster County. 2 story brick, erected 1966 with Colonial style architecture, on site of historic old Washington House Hotel.

7 “Massasoit Hall” in Center Square, erected in 1856. A large brick building, long the focal point of the town’s activities. The first floor is 11′ high, the second is 15′ and the third 10′. This building houses the I.O.O.F. meeting rooms. Carries a plaque with the date of 1856.

11 Small frame structure housing a commercial enterprise.

15-17 2 story, 19th century brick with water table. Houses a commercial enterprise and upstairs apartment.

19 2 story, double house of brick, late Victorian C. 1890

21-23 “The Gruber-Sample House” C. 1765. The oldest documented brick house in Strasburg and early home of two of the village’s most notable citizens. Water table. Plaque

27 “The Sandstone House”, C. 1754 build by Jacob Fouts.2-story cut stone with central chimney. Originally had a pent roof. One-time “Spread Eagle Hotel”. Birthplace of Simon Cameron’s mother. Plaque.

33 Stone 2-1/2 story. Built C. 1786 by Jacob Fouts. Five bay limestone with central hall. Served as head Master’s house and dormitory for Strasburg Academy 1839 – 1860. Plaque.

37 2 story residence, made from bricks from another Historic structure. 1874. Plaque.

39 3 story brick residence. Splendid late Victorian. Backset with attractive front plantings.

41 2 story brick. Victorian. Lutheran Manse. C. 1870. Bay windows, inset front door.

43 2 story residence, log construction covered with clapboard. C. 1800.

47 – 47 1/2 2 story, double residence, frame. C. 1860. Narrow front porch.

49 2 story frame residence, late 19th century. Backset.

51 2 story frame residence, late 19th century. Backset.

53-55 3 story brick, double residence. Victorian. Backset with small front yard.

101 2 story brick residence, late 18th century with water table. Early hotel. Historic structure. Side yard and porch.

105 Large 2-1/2 story brick Victorian mansion. C. 1890. Backset.

109 2 story brick residence of Federal style. C. 1820. Splendid restoration. Attractive doorway. Plaque.

111 2 story brick residence. Victorian. Large front porch.

115 2 story frame Victorian. C. 1900. Front porch. Barn at rear.

117 2 story frame residence made from early tobacco Warehouse. C. 1860. Fine example of adaptive restoration.

123-125 Early 19th Century double residence. Frame with attractive side yard.

127 2 story frame residence. Mid 19th Century. Could be attractively restored.

129 2 story frame residence. Mid 19th Century. Could be attractively restored.

131 2 story frame residence. Mid 19th Century.

135 3 story stucco covered, mid-19th Century hotel. Great potential for restoration.

141 Clothing store.

143 2 story frame residence. C. 1798.

East Main Street
South Side
4 “The Old Bank Building” in Center Square. An Italianate style commercial building. C. 1876. Once Housed display room for famous Bachman Furniture.
Contains business on first floor.

6 2 story brick 19th Century with dormer windows. Commercial first floor and apartments on 2nd floor.

8-10 C. 1789, 2 story brick erected by Jon Funk and early used as a tavern. Notable for its carved keystones in the stone arches over the windows and for a very fine late 19th Century storefront on the eastern side. Has water table.

12 2 story, late 19th Century brick residence.

14 2 story, early 19th Century brick. Commercial first floor and residence on second. Water table.

20 A 3-bay Georgian townhouse. C. 1793. Retains original iron hardware and shutters. Historically known as “The Duffield House”. Plaque.

24 Large 2 story brick. Victorian 1873. Spacious back yard with large trees. Plaque.

28 “The finest remaining Georgian brick townhouse in Strasburg”. Still retains much of original interior Woodwork and most of the fireplaces. Built C. 1793.
Historically known as “The Thomas Ferree House.” Plaque.

30 2 story brick residence. C. 1830. Old brick sidewalk to building front.

32 2 story brick residence. 1823. Side porch, very deep back yard. Plaque.

40 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. Brick, “One of the finest examples remaining of Georgian meeting house style churches in Lancaster County”. C. 1806-1816.
Numerous graves of Revolutionary Soldiers in the grave yard. Plaque.

48 Late 18th Century 2 story, three bay Georgian townhouse built on lot. 25″ boards in attic. “This is the house in which Mrs. Bernardo Black used John Funk’s portrait of Bishop Francis Asbury to cover a stove pipe hole during the summer when the stove was not needed”. Dr. Chas. Spotts in “They Called it Strasburg”. 1769. Plaque.

52 2-1/2 story, well constructed brick dwelling. 1905 Victorian. Tennis court and pool at rear.

56 2 story brick, mid-19th Century dwelling. Made from bricks from early historic structures. Fine trees in back.

102-104 2 story frame, double occupancy, mid-19th Century. Some small panes. Some restoration needed.

106 One of the oldest documented log houses in town. C. 1764. Standing at odd angle to street, indicating it was erected before the present road was laid out.
“The Christopher Sprech House”. Plaque.

110 1-1/2 story log with siding dwelling. C. 1785. Plaque.

112 2 story frame dwelling.

114 2 story frame dwelling. 1874. Plaque.

116 2 story brick Victorian residence. Attractive entrance. C. 1880.

118 2 story brick Victorian residence. C. 1880.

120 2 story frame residence, mid-19th Century. C. 1860.

122 1-1/2 story frame residence. C. 1860.

124 2 story frame dwelling. Mid-19th Century.

126 1-1/2 story log with central chimney. Traditional Germanic design. Logs exposed both inside and outside. C. 1750.

128-130 2 story double house of brick. Victorian. 1914. Plaque.

136 3 story frame apartment building. Formerly a carriage factory. Example of adaptive restoration.

140 2 story long frame dwelling. Sloping roof indicates early 19th Century construction. Small window panes. Offers great potential for restoration.

142 2 story Victorian residence. C. 1870.

144 Carriage House Motel. Erected C. 1965. Façade in good taste.

148 2 story, log construction. Early 17th Century dwelling.

150 Fine 2-1/2 story Victorian residence. Typical Pennsylvania Dutch area front porch. Backset w/lawn.

152 Fine 2-1/2 story Victorian residence. Backset w/lawn.

West Main Street
North Side
1 3 story frame, early 19th Century. Houses Ice Cream Shop, Old Country Store, and Bed and Breakfast.

15 2 story frame. Mid-19th Century with small top panes. Good candidate for restoration.

17 3 story brick townhouse. Decorative brick at roof line.

21 2 story frame. Mid-19th Century.

23-29 2 story former bake shop now serving as apartments. Mid-19th Century.

33 2 story brick residence. C. 1850. Wide porch.

37 2 story brick. Business on first floor, apartments on 2nd.

39 2 story frame residence. Victorian with porches.

43 2 story brick residence. Victorian. Attractive hall rail. Deep backyard.

45 2 story residence. Stucco covered. Late 19th Century. Old meat shop in rear, now apartments. Not really Visible from street.

51-53 2 story brick residence. Empire style. Small panes.

57 2 story restored frame. Early 19th Century. Nicely Restored.

59 2 story brick residence. Empire style.

101 2 story brick residence. Mid-19th Century. Fine brick work.

105 2 story frame residence. C. 1860. Built “on sidewalk”.

107 2 story frame residence. C. 1860.

109 2 story frame residence.

111 2 story frame residence. C. 1837. Restored. Small panes. Attractive.

113-115 2-1/2 story brick double residence. Victorian porches.

119 2-1/2 story brick townhouse. Wide side veranda. C. 1860. Attractive front doorway. Stone new.

127 2 story frame residence. Mid-19th Century.

133 2-1/2 story brick. Victorian. Originally a tinsmith shop. Now apartments.

135 2 story double frame. Late 19th Century.

137 2 story brick residence. C. 1900.

143-145 2 story brick residence. Now double occupancy. Early 19th Century. One time the home of Burrows, famous clock maker. Water table.

201 Large 2-1/2 story Victorian dwelling with wide veranda.

209 2 story brick, mid-19th Century. Residence and antique shop. Small barn at rear.

213 2-1/2 story brick dwelling.

West Main Street
South Side
2 2 story brick, early 19th century, water table. Stone steps. 1st floor commercial.

4-8 2 story brick residence. Water table. Early 19th Century. Interesting doorways.

10 Fine 3 story townhouse. Mid-19th Century. Bears plaque reading “Near birthplace of Thomas H.Burrowes, First State Superintendent of Public Instruction”.

12 2 story, small brick residence. Plaque 1815. Nice Doorway.

14 2 story brick residence. Water table. Small panes. C. 1791. Nicely restored. Plaque

18-20 2 story residence. Frame. No doubt log base. Small panes.

22 2 story frame, 18th Century. C. 1834. Nicely restored.

24 Almost identical to 22 West Main Street.

26 3 story, Empire style house with concave Mansard Roof. Third quarter of 19th Century. Elegant and high porches.

28 2 story frame Italianate style dwelling. Last quarter of 19th Century. Impressive facade. High windows.

30 2 story frame. Late 19th century.

32 2 story brick residence. Methodist manse. Early 20th Century.

34 Methodist Church. Front and sanctuary interesting. New addition to West end. Set back from sidewalk.

46 Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department. Attractive Efficient brick building.

54 2-1/2 story frame. Early 19th Century frame. Elaborate mill work on porches. Old siding. Some small panes.

60 Service Station. C. 1940.

100 2-1/2 story brick residence. C. 1840. Small panes. Delightful small smoke and cooking house at rear.

106 Office and lot for Sauder Motors, used car lot, but Nicely appointed for its purpose.

108 Brick, one-story. Constructed by and for Bell Telephone sub office. Now attractive commercial building.

110 2 story frame residence. C. 1840. Old wide German siding and some small panes.

112 2 story frame residence. C. 1840. Old wide German siding and some small panes.

116 2 story brick residence with nicely appointed porch. C. 1850.

122-124 2 story, three-bay stone house. C. 1804, with a Mid-19th Century brick addition.

130 Build 19-3-05, known as the “Gonder Mansion”. Built by, and for Benjamin B. Gonder, one of the town’s most important turn-of-the-century figures. It is the town’s most lavish Victorian building. An extremely well preserved Queen Ann style architecture. Deep setback with stone wall at Sidewalk.

136-138 2 story brick, double house, with water table and brick band between first and second floors. Beautiful keystone above windows.

140 C. 1858. The Strasburg News Office since 1898. Much of the original printing equipment remains in the office and in use.

202 C. 1800. A five-bay stone house, now stuccoed. According to Mrs. J. Franklin Miller, of the Strasburg Weekly News, “during the winter of 1830-31, in part of this house in which Hoffman’s Store was located, discussions were held out of which came the Pennsylvania Public School System”. Very deep windows. Impressive and deep front door.

206 2-1/2 story brick residence with front porch. C. 1900.

208-210 2 story frame house. Some small panes. C. 1860. Only fair condition.

214 2 story frame building. C. 1850. Small panes.

Miller Street
North Side
2 2-1/2 story brick hotel, now houses Swan Hotel.

8-10 C. 1790. A one-story stone blacksmith shop, built as an outbuilding for the Swan Hotel. Now houses Steven VanOrmer’s Cabinet Shop. Second building built as a log stable for the Swan Hotel. Acquired its central chimney when it was converted to a two-family dwelling c. 1830. Cited by Robert C. Bucher, Montgomery County authority on log houses, as “having interesting features”.

14 C. 1847. 2 story frame dwelling with original German siding. Small panes. Interesting front.

16-18 2 story double occupancy brick. Mid-19th Century.

20-22 2 story double occupancy brick. Mid-19th Century.

24 2 story brick dwelling. Victorian with porch. Good example of large residence of 1890 period.

26 2 story brick dwelling. C. 1900.

28 2-1/2 story brick residence. Victorian with wide porches.

102 2 story brick dwelling with Victorian porch.

104 2 story frame dwelling. Mid-19th Century. Good example of residence of 1850’s.

106 2 story frame dwelling. Mid-19th Century.

112 2 story frame dwelling. Mid-19th Century.

120 Open lot with Masonry business in deep setback.

122 2 story frame. Mid-19th Century. Typical of period.

126 2 story frame residence. Early 20th century. Cosmetic, but not historic.

128 2 story brick. C. 1850. Attractive porches front and east side.

132 2 story brick dwelling. Victorian. C. 1890.

136 2 story brick dwelling. C. 1980.

202-204 2 story brick, double occupancy residences.

206 2 story brick dwelling. C. 1920. Cosmetic but not historic.

210 2 story dwelling. C. 1900. Cosmetic but not historic.

212 1 story dwelling. Cosmetic but not historic.

214 2 story brick dwelling. C. 1900. Cosmetic but not historic.

218 2 story frame farm house. Attractive porches.

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220 ½

222

222 ½

224

224 ½

226

226 ½ 2 story brick attached houses. Mid-20th Century. Cosmetic.

228 2 story brick dwelling. Mid-20th Century.

230 2 story frame. C. 1850. Nicely restored.

232-234 2 story brick dwelling. C. 1900. Typical of period.

236 2 story log with end chimneys. Attractive front porch. C. 1795. “The John Cremer House”.

240 2 story frame dwelling. Mid-20th Century. Cosmetic, but not historic.

242 2 story frame dwelling. Mid-20th Century. Cosmetic, but not historic.

246 Large frame mansion house. Original shutters on both floors. Large barn at rear. Imposing facade. Deep setback.

302 2 story brick dwelling. Attractive entrance. Distinctive brick saw tooth design at roofline.

306 2-1/2 story brick mansion. Late Empire design.

312 2 story brick dwelling. C. 1850.

314 2 story frame dwelling. Mid-19th Century. Small upper panes.

316 2 story frame dwelling. Mid-19th Century. Small upper panes.

318-320 2 story double occupancy brick. C. 1850.

322 Fine example of 1-1/2 story log house. Kicked and sloping roof. Small panes.

326 C. 1787. 2 story log house with a stone “ell”. One of the area’s oldest homes.

332 1-1/2 story residence. 20th Century. Cosmetic.

336 2-1/2 story brick residence.

Miller Street
South Side
1 2 story double house. Log construction. C. 1790. Now covered with siding and serving as apartments. A tunnel reportedly ran at one time from this property to the old Inn directly across the road.

7 2 story frame dwelling. Mid-19th Century. Attractive architectural lines.

9 2 story frame dwelling. Mid-19th Century.

15 1-1/2 story, central chimney. Long house with steeply pitched “kicked” roof and interesting dormer windows. When this house was being repaired several decades ago, an inscription in German was found above the lintel of the door.

19-21 2 story brick factory building, late 19th Century. Home of famous Pequea Fishing Tackle plant. Now houses apartments.

23-25 2 story, double dwelling, mid-19th Century. Restored.

27 2 story, frame Victorian dwelling with bay window typical of that era.

31 1 story brick residence. 20th Century, but attractive with backset and lawn.

101 2 story brick Victorian with interesting bay window. Nice brick work around the windows.

103 2 story brick Victorian with interesting bay window. Nice brick work around the windows.

107 2 story residence.

109 2 story frame residence. Victorian with elaborate woodwork, nicely milled.

117 2 story attractive brick Victorian residence, typical elaborate woodwork under the eaves.

123 1 story brick residence. 20th Century, neat front lawn with setback.

125 1 story brick residence. 20th Century, neat front lawn with setback.

129-131 2 story frame dwelling, double occupancy. Mid-19th Century. Small panes in upper windows. Has recently been restored. Neat appearance.

135 2 story brick Victorian residence, with interesting woodwork under the eaves.

205 1 story brick office building. 1960. While new and plain in design, has neat front lawn and side lawn.

209 Brick residence. 20th Century.

211 Brick residence. 20th Century.

213 1 story residence. 20th Century.

213 ½ 2 story block construction residence. Front porch. 20th Century.

215 2 story frame. 19th Century.

219 2 story frame dwelling. 20th Century.

221 2 story frame dwelling. Residence and barber shop. Mid-19th Century. Small upper panes.

225-227 2 story frame dwelling. Early 20th Century.

229 2 story frame dwelling. Early 20th Century.

231 2 story frame. Double occupancy. Late 19th Century with good architectural lines.

235 2 story frame residence. Victorian with bay window and attractive porch. Well made wood work.

239 2 story frame Victorian. C. 1886. Setback and lawn.

243 2-1/2 story brick Victorian. Deep setback. Fine porch. C. 1900. Attractive plantings. Nice barn at rear.

251 2 story frame residence. Late 19th Century.

303 1 story brick residence. 20th Century.

309 1-1/2 story log residence with low “kicked” roof. C. 1814.

313 2 story frame, not stucco covered. Small upper panes. Early 19th Century.

315 1 story frame dwelling. 20th Century.

317 2 story brick residence. Small panes. Mid-19th Century.

323 2-1/2 story stone residence. Mid-19th Century.

327 2 story frame. 19th Century. Nice lines.

329 1 story frame residence. 20th Century.

South Decatur Street
East Side
8-14 2 story frame. Ground floor houses a hair salon, and an office. Apartments on 2nd floor.

16-18 2 story frame Victorian, double house, with 2 bay windows. Fine example of architecture.

20 2 story brick residence. Victorian style. C. 1890.

24-26 2 story Victorian brick, with saw tooth brick trim at roof line. C. 1890.

100 2-1/2 story brick mansion. Mid-Victorian classical. Set back.

102 2 story brick residence. Presbyterian Manse. 1868 Victorian. Set back and porch. Plaque.

106 2-1/2 story, large brick Victorian residence. Large porches. Nice set back. Trees.

112 2-1/2 story, large brick residence. Victorian. Large front porch. C. 1905. Set back.

122 The only 1-1/2 story brick residence still remaining in the village. C. 1790. Water table, spiral stairway with minute stair treads. Large floor boards in upper rooms. Renovated in 1978 by the Strasburg Heritage Society. Plaque.

124 2 story frame residence, with bay window.

126-128 Built 1807 as a church. Now double dwelling. 2 story brick, with water table and small panes. Plaque

South Decatur Street
West Side
7 Outstanding example of Colonial Revival architecture. Houses Bachman Funeral Home. Brick 2-1/2 story. 1899. Plaque.

11-13 Fine example of Victorian store front and residence. 2 story brick. Cited by John J. Snyder.

15-17 2 story double frame residences. 1860’s.

19-21 2 story double frame residences. 1860’s.

23 Classic Victorian mansion. 2 story brick. Ornate front porch. 1878. Plaque.

27 2 story brick residence. Victorian. Interesting side porches.

101 Presbyterian Church. 1833 Brick structure. High bell tower. Beautiful interior, restored. Plaque.

119 “The Priestly House”. Log, 1-1/2 story clap board covered. Small panes. Joseph Priestly, discoverer of Oxygen, reportedly lived here during 1794, prior to moving to Northumberland.

121 2 story frame residence. Late 19th Century.

127 2 story frame residence. Late 19th Century.

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