Southeast view of the City of Lancaster in 1978

I love old maps, and here’s a great one from Gerald S. Lestz’s A Child’s Guide to Lancaster County drawn by John Jarvis.

A Child’s Guide to Lancaster County

Published in 1978, this map shows the City of Lancaster from the southeast “with some of its buildings and places of interest.” The caption in the bottom right corner reads:

“Lancaster is rich in the churches, homes, buildings, and warehouses that reflect its history. Too many of them have already been destroyed. If the next generation is to enjoy Lancaster’s heritage, we must learn to appreciate what still remains.”

Illustration by Mr. John Jarvis

John Jarvis’ Prints for Sale

If you want to get your hands on a piece of John Jarvis’ artwork, the Historic Preservation of Lancaster County has 26″ x 20″ prints of The Pequea Valley poster for sale for the low price of $25, including shipping on their website. You can learn more about the Pequea Valley when you click here.

The Pequea Valley Poster


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