LANCASTER, Pa., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ --The Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square is pleased to be part of this fall's 2010 Architectural History Tour presented by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County (HPT), featuring the Lancaster City work of celebrated architect C. Emlen Urban. The new landmark facility's iconic, 110-year-old Beaux Arts facade, once part of the former Watt & Shand Department Store, was designed by Urban.
The tour on October 24, 2010, from 12-5 p.m., will showcase a comprehensive selection of the Urban-designed treasures that help define the distinctive built environment of Lancaster. A rare opportunity, the tour will highlight both public and private historic buildings including churches, schools, residences and the new Lancaster County hotel.
Ticket prices for the tour are $20. Tickets for the tour along with a pre-tour reception and presentation on October 22, 2010, are $45. To purchase tickets or learn more, call HPT at 717-291-5861 or email Amy Gaston at email@example.com.
Lancaster is one of the largest National Historic Register Districts in the country. With an abundance of fine dining, shopping, historic landmarks and over 90 art galleries near the hotel, there's truly something for everyone. Also find Lancaster hotel packages available at this beautifully integrated hotel and world-class convention center.
About C. Emlen Urban
Cassius Emlen Urban was born in Lancaster County in 1863. After serving as an apprentice and draftsman with other architects, Urban opened his own practice around 1885. For more than 45 years, Lancaster's first native architect would work to create many of the historic landmarks that are fundamental to the beloved character of Lancaster City. Urban's first major commission was Lancaster's Southern Market.
About the Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Anchoring historic Downtown Lancaster and incorporating the 110-year-old Beaux Arts facade of the former Watt & Shand department store, the Lancaster hotel convention center offers 90,000 square feet of meeting space in a world-class facility set in a smaller, less expensive urban center.
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