Behind the Scenes: The Making of “Urban Legend”

Behind the Scenes: The Making of “Urban Legend”

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Join Gregory J. Scott on Saturday, February 3 at 11am and/or 2pm for an author talk on his newest publication, Urban Legend: The Life and Legacy of C. Emlen Urban. Urban Legend highlights 25 of C. Emlen Urban’s architectural masterpieces, which left an indelible mark on the City of Lancaster. On the pages of this book, Scott shares insight he gathered over seven years of research—collecting from Urban’s personal travel diaries, sketchbooks, and linen drawings—tracking Urban’s progression and maturity through seventeen different design styles and eleven building types. Enjoy a 60-minute presentation featuring author Gregg Scott to learn “behind-the-scenes” information on how Urban Legend came to be! Historic artifacts belonging to Urban will also be on display, including Urban’s tail-coat, traveling trunk, and a selection of architectural drawings.

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Gregory J. Scott

Gregory J. Scott is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, partner emeritus at RLPS Architects, architectural columnist for Lancaster Newspaper LNP, recent architectural correspondent for Lancaster NBC affiliate WGAL, and twice recipient of the Journalist and Educator Award presented by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. Gregg and his wife, Terri, reside in Northeast Harbor, ME, and Lancaster, PA. They have two children and two grandchildren. Gregg’s current board and community positions include the Hamilton Club, Northeast Harbor Neighborhood House, Mount Desert Island Housing Trust, and Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services advisor. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Presentations will take place on Saturday, February 3 at 11am and 2pm at LancasterHistory. Copies of Urban Legend will be available for purchase in LancasterHistory’s Museum Store. Customers may have their books signed by Scott after each presentation.

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These presentations are an encore of presentations previously given at LancasterHistory on in November and December 2023.

In-Person Event Lecture

February 3, 2024 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA Presentations at 11am and 2pm