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On the outside, it’s a fantastic combination of old and new.  Facing State Street, the museum occupies a terrific Greek revival building that was first constructed in 1839 as the Erie branch of the US Bank of Pennsylvania.  From 1843-67, … Continue reading

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Joe Biden’s Boyhood Home

Traveled to Scranton this weekend and happened upon the boyhood home of our nation’s 47th Vice President.  Biden lived here for for a time before his family moved to Delaware.  As a fellow alum of the University of Delaware, I’ve … Continue reading

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Troxell Steckel House

Taking pictures of historic architecture is even more fun when there’s a family connection.  John Peter Troxell is a descendent of mine, seven generations back, on my mother’s side.  Uncle John finished this incredible stone house in 1756, when he … Continue reading

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Bethlehem Works, Now Steel Stacks

Bethlehem steel was the epicenter of the industrial revolution in America.  Many iconic buildings began here, their steel backbones shaped, formed and finished by the hardworking people of Bethlehem. With the steel industry now gone, Bethlehem is preserving and promoting … Continue reading

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Good News!

Admittedly I’ve been ignoring this site for the a couple of years.  Adding a new kid to the family, training for marathons and coaching little league will do that.  However, I wanted to post some welcome news about Highland Hall … Continue reading

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