Tamaqua’s Night of Luminaria during the 2012 Christmas Season.
Luminaries light the night in Tamaqua. A project of the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network.
Photos by Andy Leibenguth. Royalty free music by Danosongs.com.
Architect Mark Conville discusses the Upper Floors Study and the renovation plans for 112 West Broad Street.
Linda Yulanavage and Kathy Kunkel discuss the reasons behind the new initiative involving traffic safety, street lighting, and property maintenance in the center of town.
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.
Linda Yulanavage presents the benefits of rehabilitation and re-use of spaces on the upper floors of buildings in downtown Tamaqua. Others offering their comments in the video include Todd Miller, Kerry Barr and Leslie Wargo.
The talented blacksmiths of three generations of the Hegarty family dedicated their skills to the betterment of Tamaqua Area busineses and families. Their shop, established in 1848, remained in continuous use until 1973.
Dale Freudenberger, president of the Tamaqua Historical Socity, shares a compelling account of the activities of the Hegarty family in Tamaqua from a vantage point opposite their former shop. And we get to look inside too.
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 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.