From early Colonial taverns and ornate Victorian homes to the postmodern office towers of today, York's streetscape features almost every style and era of American architecture. In the city where the Second Continental ongress governed the fledgling United States, a virtually unparalleled diversity of architectural stylesfrom early Colonial and high Victorian to Neoclassical and contemporaryhas been cultivated and preserved. Every façade in York tells a story, and with the town's long and varied history, those buildings erected by early German settlers and later industrialists tell the stories of both America and this central Pennsylvania community. With exacting detail, local architecture expert Scott Butcher explains why York has been blessed with such an architecturally rich heritage and why current efforts to preserve it are so important.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Scott D. Butcher is a lifelong resident of York County and an active participant in the community, having served on the boards of directors for Main Street York, York County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Leadership York. He has also served on the board of directors for Historic York, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides historic preservation consulting, education and advocacy services. Scott regularly leads walking tours of downtown York and is the author of numerous local history books and has also written extensively about York and York County for visitors' guides, relocation guides, architectural features and websites. He has served as a living history volunteer with the York County Heritage Trust, volunteer with the William Goodridge Freedom House (an Underground Railroad Museum task force) and was instrumental in creating several local events, including Patriot Days: Prelude to Gettysburg, York Pear Blossom Festival and Downtown York Holiday Open House. Visit Scott online at www.scottbutcher.com.