Celebrating the 106th birth date of one of our most influential urbanists and activists, Jane Jacobs. Hosted by local AIA architect, John Cowder and Norma Reese. DUNMORE NEIGHBORHOODS– SATURDAY, MAY 14TH
Celebrating the 106th birth date of one of our most influential urbanists and activists, Jane Jacobs. Hosted by local AIA architect, John Cowder and Norma Reese.
DUNMORE NEIGHBORHOODS– SATURDAY, MAY 14TH 10:00 A.M.
Please join us for a one-hour walking tour of Jane’s childhood neighborhood and see Jane’s home, the site of Wickham Bros. Potato Chip Factory, the site of the George Washington School #3, the site of the Green Ridge Breaker #5, The Scranton Stove Factory, and Scranton-Dunmore Stadium; and many historic insights and discussions along the way.
After, stay in the area for lunch and at 2:00 P.M., join the second walk located at the beautiful Forest Hill Victorian Cemetery.
FOREST HILL CEMETERY DUNMORE– SATURDAY, MAY 14TH 2:00 P.M.
Norma Reese, Forest Hill’s caretaker and local historian will provide an inspiring walk through this beautiful Victorian cemetery where many of Scranton’s most influential leaders, entrepreneurs, and developers are buried. This will include a narrative on George Sanderson, founder of Forest Hill Cemetery in 1870, and developer of large portions of the early City of Scranton. The Walk is intended to focus on the earliest-born “residents” (born prior to 1900) and developers of the Cemetery, who are buried – or sometimes re-buried – at Forest Hill. Gravesites visited will also include those of George Kingsbury, General Elisha Phinny, and John Atticus Robertson, to name a few. Meet outside the caretaker’s cottage at the entrance to the cemetery.
We will meet at 1712 Monroe Avenue in Dunmore to start the tour. No registration is necessary. Free event.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am
1712 Monroe Avenue, Dunmore, PA