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Coatesville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lukens Executive Office Building

The Lukens National Historic District

 
 
Lukens Executive Office Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, August 10, 2011
1. Lukens Executive Office Building Marker
Inscription. Addressing the needs of a growing business, a new office building was constructed on South First Avenue. Groundbreaking took place in 1902 and Lukens Main Office was completed in the fall of 1903. The building proved to be an aesthetic enhancement to the community as well as meeting the practical requirements of the time. Cope & Stewardson, the architects of Graystone Mansion, were retained for the project and once again demonstrated their combination of masterful skills and historical styling. They designed the building in elegant Georgian Revival, blending Flemish bond brick work with limestone trim, slate roofing and classical wooden cornice to create a building of handsome proportions, comfortable dignity, and lasting appeal. The original T-shaped building became an "H" when a addition by Stewardson & Page was placed on the west side in 1916. The highlight of the building's interior is its meticulously crafted lobby featuring a majestic grand staircase and natural-finish oak woodwork. The lobby was beautifully restored t its former appearance in 1988. Lukens Main Office has been in continuous use since its construction. This building was purchased from Bethlehem Steel Corporation by Huston Properties, Inc. in 2000, and is now known as the Lukens Executive Office Building.
 
Erected by Graystone
Interpretive Close-Up image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, August 10, 2011
2. Interpretive Close-Up
Society.
 
Location. 39° 58.922′ N, 75° 49.367′ W. Marker is in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on 50 South 1st Avenue 0.1 miles south of The Lincoln Highway (Pennsylvania Route 82), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is in front of and to the left of the main entrance to the office building. The marker is to the right of the asphalt driveway, in the grass. Marker is in this post office area: Coatesville PA 19320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Graystone - Abram Francis Huston House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Lukens Huston House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Modern Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Lukens Huston House Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lukens Mill - Early 1900s (about 400 feet away); The Lukens Mill - Late 1800s (about 500 feet away); Terracina (about 500 feet away); Brandywine Mansion (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coatesville.
 
More about this marker. The top left of the marker features portraits of A.F. Huston and C.L. Huston, Sr., brothers and principals partners in a burgeoning steel business. The bottom left of the interpretive captures
Lukens Executive Office Building & Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, August 10, 2011
3. Lukens Executive Office Building & Historical Marker
a look at the office building early in the 20th century. The bottom right of the marker hold a picture of the gorgeous main lobby staircase.

All the historical buildings and contributing structures within this historic district are marked by these interpretives.
 
Regarding Lukens Executive Office Building. The Lukens Office Building is a contributing structure to the Lukens Historic District. The office building is well maintained and still is as beautiful today as it was when it was first constructed in 1902. It stands on the middle of its lot surrounded by grassy lawns on three sides and a paved parking lot to the rear.
 
Also see . . .
1. NRHP nomination form for the Lukens Historic District. (Submitted on December 13, 2011, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.)
2. Lukens Historic District - Official Site (locally maintained). This is the official site for the Lukens Historic District (Submitted on December 13, 2011, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2011, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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