Urban: C. Emlen Urban Collection, 1889-1939

Call Number:  MG-100

1 box     4 folders     .25 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 3

Description: Collection consists of records by Cassius Emlen Urban, a Lancaster architect. He supervised the construction of the Lancaster Post Office at 120 N. Duke St., Lancaster. Many letters from James H. Windrim, supervising architect of the Treasury Department, Washington, D. C. Book of correspondence contains details of the construction. Also includes letters he wrote to his son, Rathfon, dated Feb.14-29, 1939, while on the Italian liner, Roma.

Creator:  Urban, C. Emlen (1863-1939)

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Gift of Mrs. Marie Urban, wife of Rathfon Urban.


Folder 1  Book of business letters, accounts, and receipts between Mr. Urban and U.S. Treasury Department officials.


Folder 2  Letters from C. Emlen Urban to his son, Rathfon.

Contract with Lancaster County Commissioners to provide drawings for a barn.

Agreement with firm to provide engineering services.


Folder 3 

Insert 1  List of buildings designed by Urban, 1899-1933. Many of the buildings are not dated. List shows buildings that had been destroyed at the time the list was compiled. No date.

Insert 2  Sketch of the house built for Andrew B. Rote at 936 Buchanan Ave, Lancaster. No date.

Insert 3  Letter to his son, Rathfon, regarding the architecture of a dormitory at the University of Pennsylvania and his upcoming surgery. He reminds Rathfon to run water in the furnace to humidify the house. Letterhead of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. [November 1936].


Folder 4  Specifications of the residence for Mr. C. Emlen Urban, Buchanan and Race Avenues, Lancaster. Attached are specifications for millwork and electrical wiring. 11 January 1926. (paper is fragile, first page is loose)


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