The Story Behind Saving the Shepp House

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 (l-r) Donald Serfass, Paul Dodson, and Gary Marchalk, is a compelling one.

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Streetscape Project

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.

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The Iron Steps

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.” […]

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Depot Square Park

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 […]

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Facade Improvement

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.

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American Hose Company Restoration

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.

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Molly Maguire Auto Tour

Watch Dale Freudenberger’s facinating account of the history that lies at the root of the Molly Maguire Auto Tour in the Tamaqua Area.

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Historic Tamaqua 10K Walk

Take a robust walk through Historic Tamaqua. Click here for the 10K route map and directions.

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Historic Tamaqua 5K Walk

Historic Tamaqua 5K Walk Route Take a walk through Historic Tamaqua. Click here for 5K directions and map.

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Community Partnership: Joe Yarzebinsky

Joe Yarzebinsky, Program Director for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), discusses the ways LISC and TACP work together to improve the quality of life in the area.

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