With his first major project complete, 20th-century architect Urban turns to lucrative private projects. The year is 1888. C. Emlen Urban is 25 years old and has just completed his first major architectural commission to rave reviews. The Southern Market Center demonstrated his ability to design and oversee a complex civic building with the ease of a seasoned architect.
This accomplishment, in addition to his expanding involvement in local business and social clubs, led to a groundswell of opportunities that allowed him to continue honing his skills.
Urban’s 1889 introduction to Lancaster’s aspiring 32-year-old confectionery entrepreneur, Milton S. Hershey, led to the design of Hershey’s private residence at 222 S. Queen St.
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