Andreas Shuts House (1769) - Lancaster, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 40° 00.742 W 076° 16.690
18T E 390914 N 4429912
Quick Description: This is a small quiet piece of the Lancaster County Library System which occupies a converted 18th century farmhouse. The Shuts Environmental Library was established in 1991 to provide resources about the environment to the general public.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2013 5:08:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ0KJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
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Long Description:

The Lancaster County Junior League and Lancaster County Library System founded the library, which is located in Central Park in the house Andreas Shuts built in 1769. The Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation offers environmental and nature education programs year round to the public, school groups, and other private groups of all ages. To this end, the Shuts Environmental Library was created. SOURCE

Shuts Environmental Library is a public lending library that occupies an 18th century farmhouse beside the Environmental Center in Central Park. The library contains resources about the environment to the general public. Educators can also take advantage of the library's comprehensive selection of teacher guides and curriculum materials for grades K-12.

This library contains over 4,500 books and videos about nature, wildlife, gardening, Native Americans, health, wilderness survival, and other topics for children and adults. The library also has an impressive collection of field guides for North American plants and animals. All of these books, videos and guides can be borrowed with a Lancaster County Library card.

Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1769

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Architectural Period/Style: Unknown (Farmhouse - Late Colonial with a touch of Federal)

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:

Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
Now a Library

Listed Building Status (if applicable): None

Main Material of Construction: Stone (Vernacular)

Private/Public Access: Public

Admission Fee (if applicable): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Opening Hours (if applicable): From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Related Website: [Web Link]


Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

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