Lancaster Storage Co. purchased the 342 North Queen Street property in 1919. By 1920, a one-story furniture warehouse facility was constructed. An additional one-story building was completed by 1921. In 1930, Lancaster Storage Co. constructed a six-story, 14,500 foot warehouse. In conjunction with Aero Mayflower Transit Co. in 1931, Lancaster Storage Co. specialized in long distance moving, merchandise distribution and packing.
Today, the property serves a variety of small businesses including The Candy Factory’s Warehouse D, Lancaster’s premier coworking space. Much of the period craftsmanship has been left intact, including the large exposed beam ceiling, antique elevator, exposed brick walls and concrete flooring. Many unique details of the space remain, including steel door handles, overhead commercial lighting and steel piping. Additionally, Building Character currently operates out of the Lancaster Storage Co. complex.