Kennett Square Gets New, Refined Historic District

KENNETT SQUARE, PA – By a 4-3 vote, council Monday night adopted an ordinance that creates a new, expanded historic district, disbands the borough’s historic commission, and creates a unified Historic Architectural Review Board. The measure will affect every structure in the new and refined historic district.

“This is probably the toughest decision that we have made as a council,” said Leon Spencer, council president.

Councilors Geoff Bosley, Chip Plumley and Patrick Taylor dissented.

The ordinance is the result of a compromise from a previous proposed historic district ordinance that was more stringent and had two separate historic zones. That proposal was defeated last year.

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http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20150521/kennett-square-gets-new-refined-historic-district

Street Signs To Identify Reading’s Centre Park Historic District

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You may drive through Reading’s Centre Park Historic District and not even know it; no signs mark its boundaries.

That will soon change, thanks to district residents and others who are paying for the signs, and the city, which has agreed to chip in $8,000 in community development money to mount them.

“Centre Park Historic District a great place to call home” say the 18-square-inch signs with an arched top.

“We’ve been talking about it in some form or another for years, but the actual push to get something done began about three months ago,” said Michael Lauter, the district’s executive director.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=513703

Pottstown Annual Holiday House Tour

The Historic Pottstown Neighborhood Association is proud to sponsor their annual holiday house tour, Historic Pottstown by Candlelight on Sunday, December 13, 2009. This event showcases some of Pottstown’s most treasured architectural wonders both on the outside of these properties as well as their interiors.

Come and enjoy our tour to see what Pottstown has saved from the past and kept for the future.

$12.00 Ticket includes: Victorian Tea presented by the Doe Club at the Pottstown Elks from 12noon-2pm. All homes and buildings on the tour are open from 1pm-6pm. Model train display.

Free trolley transportation for all ticket holders. Free refreshments to ticket holders.

For ticket information or if you are interested in having your home open for our annual holiday house tour, please contact Sue Krause at (610) 323-2220.