PHILADELPHIA – FEMA’s Environmental and Historic Preservation division and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is hosting a presentation on the potential West Pittston, PA Historic District, which may be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
The presentation is open to the public and will be held Thursday, November 14th, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston, PA 18643.
FEMA will present a brief history on West Pittston, the architectural styles that are present throughout the community, and the boundaries of the potential historic district.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will explain the process for formally listing the potential historic district in the National Register, pros and cons of listing, as well as potential financial incentives.
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