The Historic 108 North High Building

1903 exterior of 108 N. High St.
Photo provided by Fairfield County Auditor

From the Fairfield County Auditor’s Office
November 29, 2022

The Office of the Fairfield County Auditor has published a timeline of 108 North High in Lancaster.

This historic building has stood atop Main Hill since the mid-1800s and has been home to some of the city’s most influential residents and prominent organizations.

This timeline marks significant points in its history: from when it was built by one of Lancaster’s earliest merchants to when it housed the local Red Cross during World War II.

Throughout its history, the building has transformed to serve a new purpose many times over. There were also moments when its demolition seemed inevitable, but at every turn, the beloved brick building at 108 N. High Street was brought back to life.

The timeline can be found at