"Historic Architecture of Adams County" by James Fritz



MANSION IN THE WILDERNESS- Historic Architecture of Adams County, Pennsylvania.

     This work is the fourth in a series of FIVE works that are to become a permanent record of HGAC’s efforts at preserving historic structures. Hopefully, others will be inspired to explore their history and its remaining built environment. The book begins with a patriotic, hopeful and ambitious American scene that is personified by leaving the iconic “Lady Liberty” behind as the national symbol and adopting the “American Eagle.”

    The front cover of this publication features the dignified and imposing front door and surround of Middlekauff Manor. Its appearance is at once “plain,” yet speaks of the wealth and station of a yeoman farmer who has reached the epitome of success at the dawn of the 1800’s when Adams County was in its infancy.

      This publication contains photographs of buildings that received the prestigious Preservation awards from HGAC. The awardee dwellings are located in Arendtsville, Aspers, Bendersville, Biglerville, Cashtown and Littlestown. Several Honorable Mentions have been included in this work, because of the history or architectural merits of the structure. While we cannot include every dwelling and structure in this publication, the author has taken license to include Honorable Mentions. The work is aimed at a regional audience that will purchase this work. This “Heritage Series,” will be a valuable resource for the casual reader and serious historian, since it makes a nice coffee table item and yet contains a generous amount of foot notes to scholarly articles. This series will become a collector’s item and serve HGAC well into its future as its “flagship publication.” The Planning Commission of Adams County has already requested and received copies of our important publications for their library.   

                                  Book Four

   fritz2.jpg   fritz1.jpg 

                                 fritz3.jpg    Middlekauff Manor, Cashtown


Click here to read Book Four Promo

To Get Your Copy of Book Four - $30.00

Book Four Publication with Shipping - $38.00

thumbnail.jpg  BOOKTHREE.jpg 

Book Three in a Series of Four 

 Forward by Bonnie Braun, HGAC Board Member


To Get Your Copy of Book Three - $30.00

Book Three Publication with Shipping - $38.00


     BookOneCover.jpg    BookOne.jpg


                             Book One, in a Series of Four

                             Foreward by Anne Zabawa, HGAC President 


     Book One 

To Get Your Copy of Book ONE - $30.00 

Book ONE Publication with Shipping - $38.00



      Book2FR.jpg   Book2back.jpg


Book Two

          Foreward by Jonathan Ingram, Past President HGAC





To Get Your Copy of Book TWO - $30.00

Book TWO Publication with Shipping - $38.00


 G.A.R. Hall 

 53 E. Middle Street

 Gettysburg, PA 17325  


 717-334-5185 or HistGettyAC@aol.com






Historic Gettysburg-Adams County, Inc.
  PO Box 4611, Gettysburg, PA 17325