Lancaster County PA Realty Check: Lancaster PA Buchanan Park Historic Restoration

Lancaster PA Buchanan Park Historic Restoration

If you've passed Lancaster PA's Buchanan Park, located on Lancaster's West End at Buchanan and Race Buchanan Park, Lancaster PAAvenue, you may have wondered why the small historic building, of almost doll house proportions, is located close to the middle of the park.  I had originally guessed that it might have once been a small schoolhouse.

In fact, the building is a miniature reproduction of the old Lancaster Courthouse.  During World War I, war bonds were sold from this small edifice, at the time located on Penn Square.

In recent years, the building has sat unused, its paint peeling and and its cupola leaning unsteadily.

Now Lancaster City Parks and Recreation plans to straighten up the cupola, paint and make other repairs with the help of students from the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

Lancaster City Parks & Recreation will conduct a study toassess whether additional structural repairs may be needed to restore the building.

Buchanan Park, Lancaster PA

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Comment balloon 6 commentsBrian Schulman • July 22 2009 03:27PM

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hi Brian,

Such a beautiful replica....can people actually fit inside?

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 8 years ago

Hi Jo,

Yes, it's about the size of a bedroom inside, with a full height ceiling.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 8 years ago

I'll have to get on Rt. 41 and keep going north to have a look at this park!  I've only driven up to Lancaster once before to see Landis Valley Museum, which is very interesting. The traffic at the outlets was scary, though.

Thanks,

Carolyn

Posted by Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Carolyn, the summer traffic at the outlets is heavy - but there's lots to do off of Route 30 where most tourists don't go!

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 8 years ago

i actually used to live near there and yes if i remeber correctly ppl can fit  i just dont remember the doors ever being open but its a good park for small kids.

Posted by nessa about 8 years ago

Hi Nessa, I've been by there for years and I never saw the doors open either.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 8 years ago

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