Architect Mark Conville discusses the Upper Floors Study and the renovation plans for 112 West Broad Street.
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.
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.
Efforts to improve the Streetscape in Tamaqua are really paying off.
One can readily see how new sidewalks and street lamps have improved the town’s appearance in many public spaces.
Tamaqua Borough Councilman Tom Cara and Main Street Manager Linda Yulanavage share their views on the benefits of streetscape improvements.
Donald Serfass, author of “The Iron Steps: Illustrated History of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania” provides a historical sketch explaining how topography guided the development of Tamaqua.
The Iron Steps, he observes, “enabled people to get to their work and then get back home. And then, maybe in the evening, come back down… into the downtown for entertainment.”
“The Iron Steps became a way of life.”
The Depot Square Park was created to compliment the renovated Victorian-era train station in the heart of downtown. It is now a centerpiece in Tamaqua and a nice place for Tamaqua residents and visitors to sit back and relax.
Micah Gursky and Linda Yulanavage provide the background on what took place to make the park a present day reality.
An excerpt from the 2009 Argall Report with Senator Dave Argall. In this video segment the senator recognizes the owners of La Dolce Casa for their willingness to execute a facade improvement easement in favor of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership.