German Colonial

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Another style brought by the German settlers is the German Colonial Style. Features of this style include a steeply pitched gable roof, usually with a kick at the bottom, a central chimney, and a two-story attic. These buildings were usually for bays (windows) wide. A nice example of this style can be found off South Penn Street near the Codorus Creek. This building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is known as the Cookes House.

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