From the 1870s through the 1920s, the architectural firm of J.A. Dempwolf was York ’s most prolific and successful firm. John August Dempwolf was an esteemed architect throughout the region, and his brother, Reinhardt and son, Frederick were important architects working at the firm, which also served as a training ground for many young architects who went on the establish their own firms. This presentation includes background information on the Dempwolf family, notable design commissions near and far, and the Dempwolf impact on both York’s built environment as well as the community as a whole.
Scott previously gave a version of this presentation at the Discovering Dempwolf Reception of Historic York, Inc. He is the author of York ’s Historic Architecture, a popular book now in its second printing, as well as Historic Architecture of Pennsylvania.