Architect Mark Conville discusses the Upper Floors Study and the renovation plans for 112 West Broad Street.
The building that houses the museum of the Tamaqua Historical Society on West Broad Street is about to undergo a dramatic facelift. In this video vignette Historical Society President Dale Freudenberger discusses this exciting renovation project.
Veteran reporter Bob Reynolds of WNEP TV 16 came to Tamaqua on September 26, 2012 and filed this story about the Liberty Hall rehabilitation project.
View this video segment to find out how the old boot factory on Hazle Street became a contemporary, fully-up-to-date dwelling for 14 individual households.
State Sen. Dave Argall and TACP Chairperson Pat Freeh-Stefanek provide details on how a derelict building was re-purposed and re-dedicated to a new use. They further explain how the process will be repeated in developing future projects in the Tamaqua Area.
The Citizens Fire Company launched an effort to bring back the exterior of the fire house to its former Victorian appearance. While doing so, a few serious structural issues came to light.
Join Dan Schroeder and Jack O’Brien as they reveal in this video segment what had to be done to ensure the integrity of the structure before work on the exterior could even begin.
Rest in Peace
John E. “Jack” O’Brien, Jr., 55, of East Elm Street, Tamaqua, died on Friday, December 2, 2011 in Allentown, PA. He was a member of the Citizen’s Fire Company, Tamaqua. Most recently serving as a lieutenant and as the financial secretary/treasurer of the company, Jack was also a former captain. He completed certification as a Firefighter I and II and was a code inspector for the fire company. A representative of the Citizens Fire Co. to the Tamaqua Volunteer Firemen’s Relief Association, Jack was serving on the Board of Control of the Association. He was a former Deputy Coroner in Schuylkill County for 30 years and an EMT.
May perpetual light shine upon you Jack. You will be missed.
The exteriors of our buildings are like the covers of our books. We need to create attractive covers to encourage people to take a look at the inside.
Main Street Manager Linda Yulanavage tells us about Tamaqua’s Facade Easement Program.
The story behind the saving of the Daniel Shepp House offers lessons in what civic pride and a spirit of cooperation can achieve.
Today the building is part of a legacy to be passed on to future generations.
The story, as told by Donald Serfass, Paul Dodson, and Gary Marchalk, is a compelling one.
Chief Art Connely and project manager Dan Schroeder talk about the history of the company and the changes made on the facade of the building to return it to look as it did when originally built, more than 100 years ago.
View this webisode to learn a bit about 19th century industrialist and entrepreneur Daniel Shepp and the house he built in Tamaqua.
In use since 1888, the Shepp house been restored to its former glory with a little bit of help from the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership.
It is now owned and occupied as a law office by a prominent local attorney.