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Rooster Woodshop

The Rooster Woodshop replaced a smaller shop that was housed in a renovated chicken house. Located within the Masonic Village community, the new 8,000 square foot building consists of shop space, a receiving area, a finishing zone and showroom.  The Rooster Woodshop is fully appointed with professional woodworking equipment, a commercial dust collection system with…

Simon Lever Offices

A revamped floor plan and interior renovations updated an existing building for Simon Lever’s office relocation. Nearly double the size of its former space, the 25,100 square foot renovation resulted in more open office workspaces and collaboration areas including conference rooms and a large multipurpose room and bistro area for employee use as well as…

Brandermill Woods

The 2011 master plan included renovation and additions to the Clubhouse at Brandermill Woods which allowed the community to enhance their independent living common areas by offering additional amenities that appeal to the incoming Baby Boomers and their families. No longer will a single dining venue, chapel, and stereotypical shuffleboard court be considered enough to…

Nick Wetzel

Nick Wetzel is a nature photographer committed to capturing the beauty of the natural world without baiting or luring his subjects, thus capturing their images in truly their natural habitats. Nick resides locally in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and spends his breaks from teaching high school science exploring the outdoors. His work is currently exhibited in…

C. Emlen Urban: Part 10

Architect’s extravagant 1905 Stevens School is a lesson in forecasting the future With the arrival of a new century in 1900, C. Emlen Urban continued to rise in popularity and notoriety in all circles of engagement, public, private and social.  The recent completions of the Stehli Silk Mill, the Wharton School, Stager Hall at Franklin &…

C. Emlen Urban: Part 9

Architect’s work on Lancaster’s Stehli mill was smooth as silk On October 22 and 23, 1897 the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal and New Era newspapers announced that a major international silk manufacturing company would begin construction on the world’s second largest silk mill operation to be located along Martha Avenue.   Stehli & Co. of Zurich, Switzerland…