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Efforts to save Leib House

Posted on Dec 12, 2016

Our President, Gary Klinger, along with the rest of the organization, are working hard to save historic properties like the Leib House in Warwick Township.  It has been an ongoing debate, but progress is being made.  The HPT stands to “preserve and protect the county’s rich historical architecture and resources” while also making progress towards future needs. Read the full article below that appeared in the Lititz Record Express on March 30th, 2017. Efforts to save Leib House...

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2016 C. Emlen Urban Awards Dinner Photos

Posted on Nov 29, 2016

Thanks to the everyone for participating in the 2016 C. Emlen Urban Awards Dinner.

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Part of the Places2040 Team

Posted on Oct 11, 2016

We have joined the PLACES2040 team!  If you have not heard about their plan for the future of Lancaster County, it is time.     Listen to leaders around Lancaster, including our President Gary P. Klinger, talk about what we all can do to help their mission. “The job can’t be done just through our organization alone… And if we think just in terms of preserving buildings, we lose so much. It’s not just about that. Growth and preservation and conservation are all in the same vein with one another.”  – Gary Klinger...

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Membership

Posted on Sep 13, 2016

In 2016 the Historic Preservation Trust is celebrating our 50th anniversary of working to preserve the historic sites and buildings of Lancaster County. Our County is far more urban, more developed and more metropolitan then it was in 1966 when the Trust was founded. Historic sites and buildings have never been more threatened than they are right now. In our first 50 years the Trust has focused on saving one building at a time. Our successes include restoring the Sehnor-Ellicott Von Hess House, the Watt & Shand and Thaddeus Stevens facades. The Trust also manages easements on 26 buildings and sites to protect them for the enjoyment of future generations. As we look to the future we want to leverage our efforts by engaging preservationists in all 61 Lancaster Municipalities. It is at the local level where preservation issues are ultimately decided. A strong program of education and advocacy in every community is our goal. We are recruiting members who will attend municipal meetings and advocate for preservation of local historic sites and buildings. We understand that not all members will be able to engage in these grassroots efforts but your membership will help the Trust to do this work and represent your interests. We very much hope you will join us to expand our efforts to bring our preservation program to all 61 municipalities in the county. Membership gives you access to all Trust archives, services and membership prices for the 2016 Architectural Tour, Annual Awards Banguet and all 2017 events including the Gourmet Gala. If you have any questions about our 2016 and 2017 events or about your membership, please contact our Membership person Dick Lundgren at 617-676-8554 or...

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Nominations for 2016 C. Emlen Urban Award Winners

Posted on Mar 22, 2016

Historic buildings are more than just buildings with character; they are reminders of Lancaster County’s place in American history. When we lose historic buildings, we lose a piece of history. Each year the Trust gives awards to individuals and businesses for their dedication to historic preservation. The Trust will soon begin accepting nominations of individuals and businesses for the 2016 C. Emlen Urban Awards. If you know someone or a business that you feel should be recognized for a project or their dedication to historic preservation, please check back for deadlines and the nomination...

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2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

Posted on Mar 22, 2016

The Trust held its 2015 C. Emlen Urban Awards dinner and Annual Meeting on November 10, 2015, at the Lancaster Country Club. The dinner was a huge success, with 175 attending to honor our 2015 award winners for their work and dedication to historic preservation, and to meet the new Board of Directors. The Trust is excited to see the enthusiasm for historic preservation in the next generation of Directors who have joined the Board. Award winners that night were:   SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Randy Patterson, City of Lancaster, for his commitment to Preservation in Lancaster County Lloyd Smucker, PA 13th District, for his commitment to Preservation in Lancaster   PHILANTHROPY: Dale High Family Foundation, for its generosity that has helped preserve Lancaster County’s history   INSPIRATION AWARD: Clarke Hess, for his dedication to preservation in Lancaster County   LEADERSHIP AWARDS: Karen Sullivan, for her role in preserving and revitalizing the Marietta Community House and Old Town Hall Museum Lititz Historical Foundation, for its work in preserving the history of Lititz   THE “CHIP” SMEDLEY AWARD: David Schuyler, Professor of American Studies at Franklin & Marshall College, for his preservation of local history through his book, “A City Transformed: Redevelopment, Race, and Suburbanization in Lancaster, PA 1940-1980.”   HEISEY/HAUBERT AWARD: Susan Lovie, for her dedication to historic preservation   RESTORATION/ADAPTIVE RE-USE AWARDS: Kerry Kegerise, Bear Mill Estate, 50 W. Weaver Rd., Denver (c. 1739 grist mill) Beth Gunnion, Catherine Barge Tavern, 120 E. Main St., Strasburg (c. 1787 tavern) Carole and Dean Ziegler, Brick Gables, Warwick Township (restored 1800’s barn) Atlee Hall, LLP, 415 No. Duke St., Lancaster (1911 Georgian revival) Nancy and Dan Whittle, 401 West Walnut Street, Lancaster (c. mid- to late-1800’s storefront reconstruction)   COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION AWARDS:  Fulton Theatre Cast House, Lancaster (c. 1850 former residence and salon) Steve Young, Warehouse 210, 210 W. Grant St., Lancaster (former Jacob L. Frey tobacco warehouse) Excentia, 617 North Prince Street, Lancaster/Jonathan Hollinger (c. 1900 warehouses) Henrietta Heisler, Wacker on Walnut, Lancaster (former site of Wacker Brewing Company) Don & Becky Murphy, Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts, Columbia (c. late 1800’s commercial space)   MASTER CRAFTSMAN AWARDS Lainhoff Museum Quality Building Restoration, Contractors, for work on the Catherine Barge Tavern Charlie Messner, Tinsmith, for tinwork, chandeliers, and light fixtures at Bear Mill...

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