Project Profile: The Keppel Building
Located in the 300 block of N. Queen Street in downtown Lancaster, the Keppel project showcases the transformation of a historic structure into mixed-use retail, commercial and residential space.
Constructed in 1913 by prominent Lancaster architect C. Emlen Urban, the property – featuring a four-story building and adjacent three-story building – was once home to the Keppel Candy Company, which operated in the space for decades until closing in the late 1980s. More recently, the building was home to The Candy Factory, a popular coworking space which moved to a nearby N. Queen Street address in 2014.
Contemporary Apartments, Historic Charm
The Keppel Building is now home to 38 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with modern amenities that pay homage to the building’s rich history.
- The model unit features wood and mechanics from the original Keppel Co. elevator shaft
- Many of the building’s original windows are preserved in certain apartment units
- Apartment amenities include open floor plans, modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, exposed brick, skylights in select units, and large windows with lots of natural light
Office, retail and commercial space is available on the first floor of the Keppel Building, with units at the front of the building facing N. Queen Street as well as rear-building units. Several boutiques as well as an art studio and a butcher/grocer are some of the first businesses to make the Keppel Building their new home.