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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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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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2015 Gourmet Gala – No More Tickets Available – Sold Out

Posted on Apr 27, 2015

Tickets for the Gourmet Gala at The Farm at Eagles Ridge on Sunday, May 17, have been sold out. “Every year interest in the gala grows, but this year exceeds our expectations,” said Lisa Horst, president of the Historic Preservation Trust Board of Directors. “Invitations were mailed two weeks ago. We will be welcoming a capacity attendance of 330 — the number for which food and beverage participants are preparing.”  Thirty of the area’s best restaurants, caterers, bakeries, personal chefs, wineries, breweries and coffee companies will be serving their specialties. Those participating are Annie Bailey’s, Lombardo’s, La Petite Patisserie, Railroad House Inn, The Scarlet Runner catering, Willow Valley Communities Culinary Services, Gypsy Kitchen, Rettew’s Catering, Hess’s Barbecue, Inn at Bully’s Restaurant & Pub, Lickity Split, Gracie’s on West Main, Toadally Caribbean, Federal Taphouse, The Horse Inn, Sugar Whipped Bakery, Seasons Olive & Vinegar Taproom, Breaking Bread Catering, Pierre DeRagon (Personal Chef), Lancaster Hummus Company, Miesse Candies, Byers Butterflake Bakery, Dutch Haven Shoo Fly Pie Bakery and Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn, Lancaster County Coffee Roasters, Twin Brook Winery, Stargazers Winery, Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate, Saint Boniface Craft Brewing  Company, Lancaster County Brewing Company, Moo-Duck Brewery and Yards Brewing.  Zest! will give cooking demonstrations. Music for the event will be provided by Temple Avenue. Gala sponsors are: media sponsor Lancaster County Magazine and lead sponsors Willow Valley Communities and  PPL Corporation; lead supporting sponsors White Horse Construction, Shoppes at Belmont and Lancaster Solid Waste Management Authority;  and supporting sponsors Bertz, Hess & Co., Conestoga View Nursing & Rehabilitation, Donegal Insurance Group, NxtBook Media, RLPS Architects, UGA Utilities, Wohlsen Construction and Janney, Montgomery, Scott.  Other sponsors include Lusk & Associates – Sotheby’s International Realty (Anne Lusk), Antiques by Nancy and Jim, Benchmark Construction, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (Andy Esbenshade), Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (Connie Ginder), Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (Jeff LeFevre), Brookline Builders, Certified Carpet, D. H. Funk & Sons, Delta Development Group, Galebach’s Floor Finishing, Hi-Tech Concrete Coatings & Soil Stabilization, Lancaster Ironworks, Richard Levengood Architects, LimeWorks.us, May Metzger and Zimmerman, Penningdon Partners, Perron Construction, Preservation Works, Puffer Morris Realty, Pyfer, Reese Straub Gray & Farhat, Rhoads Energy, Rohrer’s One Hour, RSC Heating & Air Conditioning, Select Security, Senior Tax Strategies, Tippetts/Weaver architects, Two Dude’s Painting,Ville Painters and Wickersham Construction.   About the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County Founded in 1966 to “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in Lancaster County,” the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s mission is to encourage and facilitate historic preservation countywide. The trust has been directly involved in preserving important Lancaster County landmarks and has provided advice, assistance and guidance in the protection of others.  The trust is a member-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit, non-government funded organization located in the historic Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House (1787) at 123 North Prince Street in downtown Lancaster.  Visit www.hptrust.org for additional...

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2015 Historic Preservation Award Nomination Forms Available

Posted on Apr 7, 2015

Nominations for the annual awards for excellence in historic preservation are being accepted by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County through Friday, July 3, 2015. “Increased awareness of the importance of historic preservation in Lancaster County seems to be a factor in the growing acceptance of adaptive re-use of historic buildings,” said Lisa Horst, president of the board of directors for the Historic Preservation Trust.  “Lancaster’s rich historical environment is one of the leading reasons why residents and visitors alike find the city and surrounding townships and boroughs attractive.  The annual historic preservation awards recognize those in our community who are helping to keep historic Lancaster County historic through their exceptional work to save, preserve, restore and celebrate the beauty of structures built by our forefathers. Recipients will be honored at our annual awards program on Tuesday, November 10.” The historic preservation award categories are: Leadership — presented to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated the vision, wisdom and perseverance necessary to incorporate historic preservation into their long-range planning. Sustainability – presented to the owner of any historically significant structure that has demonstrated over a significant period time a commitment to historic preservation through exemplary maintenance practices. Preservation – presented to projects that comply fully with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (http://www.nps.gov/hps/tps/standguide/) A copy of the approved U. S. Department of the Interior Part III application must be submitted with the nomination form. Restoration/ Adaptive Re-use — presented to projects where the historical character of a structure is maintained through thoughtful and sensitive additions and/or restorations. Community Revitalization — presented to projects that enhance a historic area and contribute to overall neighborhood improvement. Master Craftsman — presented for the meritorious efforts to save a historic structure through master level building skills and knowledge. Historic preservation awards are presented in honor of C. Emlen Urban (1863 –1939), Lancaster’s preeminent architect who influenced Lancaster’s early architectural character.   He designed the Southern Market on Queen Street in 1888, the Watt & Shand Department Store (now the Lancaster County Convention Center) in 1898 and St. James Episcopal Church parish House on Duke Street in 1903.  “His work forms a bridge between the Victorian Era and the Modern Age,” Horst added Individual award nominations are open to recognize long-time supporters of the Preservation Trust and volunteers. The Smedley Award, named for Lancaster educator and Lancaster Intelligencer-Journal reporter Frederick H. “Chip” Smedley III (1956-2013), is for to educator or journalist who has made special contributions to broadening the public’s understanding of historic preservation in Lancaster County Nomination forms are available at the Historic Preservation Trust, 123 North Prince Street in downtown Lancaster, 717-291-5861 or director@hptrust.org.  Office hours are 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Thursday.  Forms also are available at www.hptrust.org.   Historic preservation award recipients in 2014 were: Inspiration Award (long-time service) – Dr. Paul Ripple Smedley Award (educator/journalist) – Gregg Scott Haubert/Heisey Award (volunteer) – Judy Fry LNP Media Group (Lancaster City) – Leadership Award...

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The Farm at Eagles Ridge Chosen to Host the 2015 Gourmet Gala

Posted on Mar 20, 2015

The Farm at Eagles Ridge Chosen to Host the 2015 Gourmet Gala

  The Farm at Eagles Ridge at 465 Long Lane, a few miles from downtown Lancaster, has been chosen as the host site for the 2015 Gourmet Gala on Sunday, May 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. “As part of our on-going education outreach efforts, the Historic Preservation Trust selects a historic property in Lancaster County each year to showcase as host of our annual   gala fund raiser,” said Lisa Horst, president of the Historic Preservation Trust Board of Directors. “In addition to being a site suitable for hosting one of Lancaster’s premier social events, the site must be historically significant.  The Farm at Eagles Ridge dates back to the 1820’s, and it is an excellent example of how historic buildings can be given new lives through adaptive reuse.” The Farm at Eagles Ridge was the recipient of a 2013 preservation award for restoring its 3,200 square-foot barn which, paired with a renovated corn crib and stone farmhouse, created a unique special events venue. “It took extensive work to restore the buildings on the farm in such a way that would preserve their historic character while transforming them into a state-of-the-art facility,” said Betsy Herr, co-owner of The Farm at Eagles Ridge – today one of the most popular wedding venues in Lancaster County. More than 30 of the area’s best restaurants, caterers, bakeries, personal chefs, wineries, breweries and coffee companies will be serving their specialties. Among those are Annie Bailey’s, Lombardo’s, La Petite Patisserie, Railroad House Inn, The Scarlet Runner catering, Willow Valley Communities Culinary Services, Gypsy Kitchen, Rettew’s Catering, Hess’s Barbecue, Inn at Bully’s Restaurant & Pub, Lickity Split, Gracie’s on West Main, Toadally Caribbean, Federal Taphouse, The Horse Inn, Seasons Olive & Vinegar Taproom, Breaking Bread Catering, Pierre DeRagon (Personal Chef), Lancaster Hummus Company, Miesse Candies, Byers Butterflake Bakery, Dutch Haven Shoo Fly Pie Bakery and Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn, Sugar Whipped Bakery, Lancaster County Coffee Roasters, Twin Brook Winery, Stargazers Winery, Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate, Saint Boniface Craft Brewing  Company, Lancaster County Brewing Company, Moo-Duck Brewery and Yards Brewing.  Zest! will give cooking demonstrations. Music for the event will be provided by Temple Avenue. Horst said Gala sponsors are being sought to join media sponsor Lancaster County Magazine and lead sponsors Willow Valley Communities and  PPL Corporation; lead supporting sponsors White Horse Construction, Shoppes at Belmont and Lancaster Solid Waste Management Authority;  and supporting sponsors Bertz, Hess & Co., Conestoga View Nursing & Rehabilitation, Donegal Insurance Group, NxtBook Media, RLPS Architects, UGA Utilities, Wohlsen Construction and Janney, Montgomery, Scott.  Other sponsors include Lusk & Associates – Sotheby’s International Realty (Anne Lusk), Antiques by Nancy & Jim, Benchmark Construction, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (Andy Esbenshade), Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (Connie Ginder), Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (Jeff LeFevre), Brookline Builders, Certified Carpet, D. H. Funk & Sons, Delta Development Group, Galebach’s Floor Finishing, Hi-Tech Concrete Coatings & Soil Stabilization, Lancaster Ironworks, Richard Levengood Architects, LimeWorks.us, May Metzger and Zimmerman, Penningdon Partners, Perron Construction, Preservation Works, Puffer Morris...

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