C. Emlen Urban: Lost & Found

C. Emlen Urban: Lost & Found

Image of Gregory J. Scott.
Gregory J. Scott


On Thursday, November 18, architect Gregory J. Scott will join LancasterHistory virtually for an architectural update on C. Emlen Urban, Lancaster’s most prolific architect.

In 2010, there were 104 architectural commissions attributed to C. Emlen Urban. Recent research, however, has increased that number to well over 350 commissions representing 45 building types in 21 different architectural styles. In this lecture, Gregg Scott will reveal the many notable and never-before-seen commissions that have been lost or unaccounted for since Emlen’s passing in 1939, such as the Summer Theater at Rocky Springs Amusement Park, Captain Peoples’ Skating Rink, the Hershey Cow Barn, the 1909 Lancaster County Fair Grand Stand, and more.

Gregory J. Scott, FAIA is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, partner emeritus at RLPS Architects, a columnist for LNP News, and twice recipient of the Smedley Award presented by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. Gregg previously presented about C. Emlen Urban at LancasterHistory in 2018 to a sold-out crowd and more recently presented the life and works of architect James H. Warner.


This event will take place online via Zoom on November 18, 2021 at 7pm Eastern. This is NOT an in-person event.

The program is free and open to the public but requires advance registration. Register online by clicking “Get Tickets” below or by calling (717) 392-4633. Your link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you upon successful registration. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, we highly recommend reading our Virtual Event Guide & FAQ in advance the of the event. Registration will close online on November 18 at 6:50pm ET.

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Online/Virtual Event Lecture

November 18, 2021 Online via Zoom 7pm Eastern FREE | Registration Required