John F. Lutz Furniture Co. & Funerary

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John F. Lutz Furniture Co. & Funerary
John F. Lutz Furniture Co Warehouse, BerksCo PA 02.JPG
Warehouse and Carriage House. September 2013.
John F. Lutz Furniture Co. & Funerary is located in Pennsylvania
John F. Lutz Furniture Co. & Funerary
Location 3559 & 3561 St. Lawrence Ave., St. Lawrence, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°19′33″N 75°51′51″W / 40.32583°N 75.86417°W / 40.32583; -75.86417Coordinates: 40°19′33″N 75°51′51″W / 40.32583°N 75.86417°W / 40.32583; -75.86417
Area less than one acre
Built 1878, 1885, 1896, 1900, 1910, 1928, 1955
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96000085[1]
Added to NRHP February 16, 1996

John F. Lutz Furniture Co. & Funerary is a historic building complex located at St. Lawrence, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The complex consists of a combination house / shop, warehouse / showroom, and carriage house. The combination house / shop was built in 1878, and is a two-story, brick and frame building in the Italianate style. Two small two-story, frame additions were built in 1885 and 1910. The John F. Lutz Furniture warehouse / showroom building was built in 1900, and is a four-story building also in the Italianate style. A four-story brick addition was built in 1928 and a two-story, concrete block addition in 1955. The two-story, brick carriage house was built in 1896. It is also in the Italianate style. John F. Lutz (1863-1936) was a furniture maker, who also built coffins. As such, he also learned to be an undertaker and operated a funerary business. The John F. Lutz Co. remained in business until 1968, after which a furniture outlet occupied the warehouse / showroom building until 1990.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Robert E. Bautmann and Carole Epler (September 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: John F. Lutz Furniture Co. & Funerary" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-15.