Charlie Wagner's Cafe

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Charlie Wagner's Cafe
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Charlie Wagner Cafe, August 2011
Charlie Wagner's Cafe is located in Pennsylvania
Charlie Wagner's Cafe
Charlie Wagner's Cafe is located in the United States
Charlie Wagner's Cafe
Location30 E. Grant St., Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°2′20″N 76°18′21″W / 40.03889°N 76.30583°W / 40.03889; -76.30583Coordinates: 40°2′20″N 76°18′21″W / 40.03889°N 76.30583°W / 40.03889; -76.30583
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectUrban, C. Emlen
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference No.83004223[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 29, 1983

Charlie Wagner's Cafe is a small historic building in the shadow of the Lancaster County Courthouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. From 1891 to 1963 the building housed a bar, rather than a cafe, and a few hotel rooms. It has also served as a warehouse for a nearby department store and now houses lawyers' offices.[2]

The building was designed by Lancaster architect C. Emlen Urban. It has three stories designed in the Romanesque Revival style, and surprisingly combines elements of the Queen Anne style. It is constructed of brick with cut-stone and terra cotta elements and pressed metal details. The corner entrance is recessed with a cast-iron column supporting a pair of brick arches. A pyramidal roof also emphasizes the corner, making it appear to be a tower.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Charlie Wagner's Café" (PDF). To Build Strong and Substantial: The Career of Architect C. Emlen Urban. City of Lancaster. 2009. p. 8. Retrieved November 27, 2013.

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