Lewisburg Architecture Challenge May 1-2, 2021

    Downtown Lewisburg’s architecture is a photographer’s dream.  Walking a few blocks, one can view and photograph Federalist, Greek Revival, Tuscan Villa, Gothic Revival, Victorian, Beaux Arts, and Art Deco styles! With directions and a sharp eye, one can view many interesting architectural elements such as “lie on your stomach” windows, fan lights, shutter dogs, and star tie rods.


     The Lewisburg Photography Club challenges you to walk around downtown Lewisburg and take great photos of Lewisburg Architecture on Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 2.   Two self-guided walking tours have been designed for you to explore the architecture of Lewisburg.  The first tour visits interesting architectural sites along Market Street from the Post Office to the Susquehanna River. The second tour also starts at the Post Office but travels down South Third Street to Bucknell’s President’s House. An annotated map of downtown Lewisburg and the directions for the two walking tours can be found below or can be picked up at the Lewisburg Photography Club’s table in Hufnagle Park from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday May 1.


      Five page handout Lewisburg Architecture Challenge Handout includes annotated Map of downtown Lewisburg, two self-guided walking tours, and a page on Federal Style Architecture and useful architectural terms.


      Photographers of all ages and skills can submit up to three of their best shots of Lewisburg Architecture to be displayed in an online month-long Photo Show on the Photo Club’s website. No entrance fee required.  Send up to three jpeg images to hyde@bucknell.edu by 7 pm Saturday May 15, 2021.  Please submit your photos using the following file name format: “LA-caption titlephotographer’s name,jpg” where “LA” is code for Lewisburg Architecture, “caption title” is a descriptive name such as “Post Office” or “101 Market Street” to appear as the caption in the Photo Show.  A sample might be “LA-Snoopy’s house-Charlie Brown.jpg


For questions, please contact Dan Hyde at hyde@bucknell.edu or call 570-524-9994.

Posted by Dan Hyde

Dan is the Chair of the Lewisburg Photography Club.