Lackawanna Heritage Valley
hemmler + camayd architects co-authored a Plan for the Lackawanna Heritage Valley in collaboration with Lackawanna Heritage Valley Steering Committee. The Plan’s goals were to enhance cooperation between communities to develop recreational, preservation, and educational opportunities in the Valley; Develop preservation mechanisms to help Valley communities protect their historic, cultural, and folk life resources; Interpret the resources and stories of the Lackawanna Valley and integrate the Valley’s heritage into local educational programs; Integrate the Heritage Park into the lives Valley residents; Develop a program for economic revitalization that uses the Valley’s heritage to promote increased tourism and other private reinvestment in key buildings and districts; Link major Valley resources physically and interpretively using cooperative strategies.
As a result of the Plan several sites were developed to increase tourism and preserve the area’s history including Steamtown National Historic Site and the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum. hemmler + camayd architects had the privilege of designing both of these sites.