Lancaster County PA Realty Check: Lancaster PA's Penn Square to Get a New Look

Lancaster PA's Penn Square to Get a New Look

Penn Square, Lancaster, PABy the time the new Lancaster, PA Convention Cention Center and Marriott Hotel is finished in 2009, Lancaster's historic Penn Square will be getting a bit of a face lift as well.

Plans include new trees and plantings.  New lighting will be standardized.  Chairs and tables with protective umbrellas will be placed in the square, giving the area an outdoor cafe atmosphere!

New transportation routes are being planned in and out of the city, and the many art galleries, cafes and restaurants in the neighborhood are gearing up for the increasing number of visitors.    The First Friday of each month is a great time to see what's happening!   Red Rose Transit, Lancaster, PA

Above to the left can be seen the 1798 Heritage Museum, once the old court house. 

The Victorian building houses the Central Farmer's Market, and to the right is the art nouveau Greist Building, the tallest building in Lancaster until the new Marriott Hotel and Convention Center surpasses it.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsBrian Schulman • June 18 2008 07:23PM

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Brian, I really love the look of this area of Lancaster and remember seeing pictures of it that you had taken before. The Greist Building is one of my favourites. The square is very pretty and I can just imagine how nice it will be to sit there on a warm summer day talking with an old friend (or a new one!).

I may just hop in my car and visit your area one of these days....don't be surprised if you receive a call from me!

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Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Jo, you would be most welcome if you came out here!  We know so much about each other through our writing, it almost seems strange that we never actually met, doesn't it?

Brian   :o)

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 9 years ago

Brian, I've often thought the very same thing....perhaps one day we will.
~at least I hope we do.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

OK you two...enough of that! LOL

I really don't know Lancaster but when we visited Philly I couldn't get over how much like Boston it was...to the point of dejavu'

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Brian,
that photo remembers me the down town from Parker, I do not know why, but seems very similar, great post :P
Ray Saenz

 

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 9 years ago

Joan, sorry 'bout that!  LOL 

Although Lancaster is on a much smaller scale than Philadelphia or Boston, there are certain Colonial era buildings that are quite reminiscent of the period -

Ray, thanks for stopping by -

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 9 years ago

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