Sep 24, 2010

The Dempwolf Apprentices

(Windows Into York) In the history of York County, the Dempwolf name has been associated with great architecture more than any other firm or individual. John Augustus Dempwolf established a practice on Centre Square and quickly became York's most prominent architect, designing landmark buildings from the 1870s into the 1920s. But J. A. Dempwolf was not just the name of a man: it was also the name of his architectural firm. His brother, Reinhardt and son, Frederick were key elements to the firm's great success. Many younger architects mentored under the Dempwolfs then later formed their own companies, contributing greatly to the built environment in York and beyond. Continued