2017 Preservation Award Nominations

Posted on Jul 6, 2017

The Trust’s annual meeting and awards banquet is held in November to honor Lancaster’s pre-eminent architect – C. Emlen Urban (1863 – 1939). We encourage you to nominate for an award a project or person that have contributed to the preservation of Lancaster County’s historic architecture and sites. Please check the appropriate category box below and complete the accompanying application. For more information contact Christi Johnson at 717-291-5861 or The C. Emlen Urban awards are our thank you for helping to keep alive the architects vision and to preserve Lancaster’s unique history as seen through our architecture. There are nine categories of awards. The Announcement of the nomination process will be released to the press. Forms for the nomination process are also distributed to architectural and construction firms. Nominations must be submitted by 31 July. Nominations are reviewed and additional information obtained if necessary. Selection of winners is competitive. In September the Trust Board makes the final decision on winners and there may be more than one in each category. Winners are announced in the press, displayed on the Trust Web Site and included in our newsletter. Those chosen will be asked to prepare a display for guests to enjoy at the annual meeting. Download Nomination Application...

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2017 Gourmet Gala!

Posted on Jun 7, 2017

Thank you all for attending and supporting the 2017 GOURMET GALA at the recently restored EXCELSIOR!  It was an amazing Sunday afternoon spent with the best food and drinks in Lancaster, and our wonderful community members!  We could not have asked for a better day!  We raised over $34,000!  We cannot wait to see you all again. Photos from the Event can be seen at Cory Lyons Photography on Facebook !...

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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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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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