Architectural tour brings history to life

By on October 17, 2012

The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s 2012 Architectural History Tour Oct. 20 will provide a look back in time with visits to nine properties — the Peter Martin Log Cabin (circa 1786 ) in New Holland, Historic Poole Forge (circa 1779), Caernarvon Historical Society headquarters (circa 1843), Windsor Forge Mansion (circa 1765 and 1815), Washington Inn (circa 1760 and 1812) and Bangor Episcopal Church (circa 1830) in Churchtown, Bowmansville Roller Mill (circa 1850) and John B. Good Home (circa 1847) in Bowmansville and the Fichthorn House (circa 1841) in Reinholds. The tour, approximately 15 miles from beginning to end, will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"Our tour theme is ‘Hidden Treasures,’" said tour chair and Historic Preservation Trust Board member Georgia Townsend. "There are many remarkable historic Fichthorn House in Reinholds sites in Lancaster County, and this year we are proud to present nine gems tucked away in our northeastern corridor. This is a wonderful all-day event that is popular countywide. You will find a variety of historically significant buildings representing a patchwork of agricultural, community and industrial life. In addition, there should be ample time to explore the local countryside."

Tour tickets are $18 for Preservation Trust members, $20 for non-members and $10 for children age 12 and under. Advance tickets can be purchased at Yoder’s Country Market & Restaurant in New Holland, Rohrer Family Farm stand in Central Market, Rivertowne Antique Center in Columbia or the Preservation Trust office at 123 North Prince Street in Lancaster. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at Historic Poole Forge, 1940 Main Street, Narvon, or Fichthorn Farm, 215 Smokestown Road, Reinholds. More TOUR, page A10

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