Columbia Wagon Works

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Columbia Wagon Works
Columbia Wagon, LanCo PA 4.JPG
Columbia Wagon Works, July 2013
Columbia Wagon Works is located in Pennsylvania
Columbia Wagon Works
Columbia Wagon Works is located in the US
Columbia Wagon Works
Location 920 Plane St., Columbia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°1′39″N 76°29′23″W / 40.02750°N 76.48972°W / 40.02750; -76.48972Coordinates: 40°1′39″N 76°29′23″W / 40.02750°N 76.48972°W / 40.02750; -76.48972
Area 3.8 acres (1.5 ha)
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP reference # 01000057[1]
Added to NRHP February 2, 2001

Columbia Wagon Works, also known as Colonial Wagon Company, is a historic wagon factory complex located at Columbia in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The complex was built between 1889 and 1920, and includes seven contributing buildings. They are rectangular brick factory buildings with heavy timber frame construction. Six of the buildings are arranged in an "H"-shape. The buildings range in height from one to 3 1/2-stories. The wagon company closed in 1926, after which the buildings housed a tobacco warehouse operated by the American Cigarette & Cigar Company and produce warehouses. Between 1994 and 1996, the complex was converted to house 60 apartments.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

A painted sign "FARM & DUMP WAGONS" is still visible on one building

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Elizabeth L. Roman and B. Raid (October 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Columbia Wagon Works" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-14.