Apr 15, 2011

Architect Latrobe mapped lower Susquehanna River

(YDR) Benjamin Henry Latrobe is best known as one of the fathers of American architecture. He designed the U.S. Capitol, Baltimore Basilica, Bank of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Waterworks. In 1801-02 Latrobe used his engineering skills to complete a project much closer to (our) home, channel improvement and detailed surveying of the Susquehanna River from Columbia to the Chesapeake Bay. Continued

Photo: Susquehanna River Ark, Pen and ink drawing by J. W. W. Loose (LancasterHistory.org).