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Lecture: Saving the Keystone Markers
October 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Keystone Marker Trust
Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:00 p.m.— 7:30p.m.
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221
In the years following World War I, America saw a dramatic increase in the ownership of personal vehicles and the corresponding need for better roads. The “Good Roads” project of the then Pennsylvania Department of Highways included among many other things, the placing of ornate keystone-shaped cast iron town name signs at the entrances to villages, towns, and cities across the Commonwealth. The signs not only greeted travelers and residents alike, but they gave a monumental sense of place. Since then, however, many have fallen by the wayside or decayed due to neglect. The Keystone Marker Trust is dedicated to documenting and preserving this important part of our history.
About the speaker: John T. (Jack) Graham, vice-president of the Keystone Marker Trust, is a Pittsburgh native and a former Pennsylvania State Parks manager. A founder of the of the Keystone Marker Trust, he works with communities across the state to advise and assist local volunteers to adopt and restore these Keystone Markers in their towns.
This lecture is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join!
RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527