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Eagles Mere Downtown Revitalization

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2019
1. Eagles Mere Downtown Revitalization Marker
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In the years after World War II, the decline of the resort hotels that had been the economic engines of Eagles Mere posed a serious threat to the community. New community organizations were formed to acquire the Country Club and Eagles Mere Lake, to conserve important properties, and to continue the youth and cultural activities that had flourished in the hotel era, but the old Victorian downtown area had its own story. Much of this portion of the town, and the Village Green itself, was acquired by a corporation whose leader was Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr., a Philadelphia businessman committed to historic preservation. As a result of his vision, the downtown buildings survived essentially unchanged. Today, most of this area is owned by community organizations; the Green by the Eagles Mere Conservancy and the principal buildings, now rehabilitated or repaired, by Eagles Mere Historic Village, Inc.

October 2008


 
Erected 2008.
 
Location. 41° 24.666′ N, 76° 35.058′ W. Marker is in Eagles Mere
Eagles Mere Downtown Revitalization Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2019
2. Eagles Mere Downtown Revitalization Marker
, Pennsylvania, in Sullivan County. Marker is on the wall outside the Eagles Mere Book Store, under the covered alcove. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 288 Eagles Mere Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 42), Eagles Mere PA 17731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seth Thomas Clock (a few steps from this marker); Bell from the Eagles Mere School (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Glass Works (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hotel Eagles Mere (about 400 feet away); Eagles Mere Chautauqua (about 400 feet away); The Chaseway... (about 500 feet away); Site of the Original Toboggan Slide (about 600 feet away); Hiram's Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eagles Mere.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eagles Mere Historic District at Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 5, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Eagles Mere Historic Village. (Submitted on September 5, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Eagles Mere Association. (Submitted on September 5, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Eagles Mere Conservancy at Facebook. (Submitted on September 5, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on September 5, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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