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Olyphant in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Olyphant Heritage Development Strategy

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
1. The Olyphant Heritage Development Strategy Marker
Inscription. As part of its master planning process, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority assisted the community in producing the Olyphant Heritage Development Strategy (1994), which contains three main objectives: *To strengthen and expand cultural, recreational and educational resources for area residents, tourists and visitors *To expand retail activity in the Lackawanna Avenue retail district *To develop successful uses for vacant and underused buildings in the downtown Olyphant area. Implementation of the plan rests within partnerships of borough officials, business leaders, appropriate community groups and interested individuals. The heritage strategy is a means for the community to preserve, conserve and celebrate its cultural, natural and built historic resources.

Queen City Station
What was once undeveloped rail land has been transformed into Queen City Station, a community landmark and resource. The station, dedicated October 26th, 1996, provides a gateway to the historic business district of the Borough of Olyphant. At the same time, Queen City Station serves as a loading platform for specific rail excursions and a centrally located stage for special events.

(Inscription under the photo in the lower right)
Project partners gather for the dedication of Queen City Station, October 26, 1996,
 
Erected by

Queen City Station image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
2. Queen City Station
Lackawanna Heritage Valley.
 
Location. 41° 28.103′ N, 75° 36.182′ W. Marker is in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Lackawanna Avenue (PA 347). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olyphant PA 18447, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Queen City Station (here, next to this marker); John J. Morelli (within shouting distance of this marker); Loretto Perfectus Walsh (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anthracite Mine Disaster (approx. 1.8 miles away); Robert Patrick Casey (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rev. Jacob M. Koehler (approx. 3.3 miles away); Pennsylvania Gravity (approx. 3.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Lackawanna River Foot-Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Olyphant.
 
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Queen City Station image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
3. Queen City Station
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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