The Borough’s Historic Preservation Committee is highlighting nine borough properties that are on the Heritage Conservancy’s Register of Historic Places. Current pictures of the properties as well as a brief history of each property is now on display on the 2nd floor of Burkart Hall. In addition, there is a book with more historic and architectural detail and the original application filed to be considered for inclusion on the Register. Heritage Conservancy’s Register of Historic Places brochures will also be available.
If you are interested in registering your property with Heritage Conservancy’s Register of Historic Places, their criteria for qualifying properties is as follows:
- The property is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our local or national history; or
- The property is associated with the lives of persons significant in the past; or
- The property embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, or that represent the work of an important architect, or that possesses high artistic values; or
- The property has yielded or may be likely to yield significant historic or prehistoric archaeological resources.
Any structure that is approved for the Register of Historic Places is eligible to display a plaque to recognize its historic and/or architectural elements. Listing on the Conservancy’s Register of Historic Places does not impinge upon the rights of property owners in the maintenance, modification or sale of their property.
Please contact the Borough office at 215-348-4586 for times when the second floor of Burkart Hall is open and/or more information about this program. Burkart Hall is located at 56 Keeley Avenue.
Written by Marie Coia, Historic Preservation Committee