The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) announced the release of the second edition of “History Set in Stone: A Guide to Downtown Scranton Architecture,” an annotated walking tour of the city. According to the organization, the 20-page booklet has been widely popular since its original publication in 2009.
The guide provides maps, tour routes, and information about the historical and architectural details of the many beautiful commercial and residential structures in downtown Scranton.
The city is divided into six districts, each with a different architectural theme – the Courthouse Square District, the Commercial District, the Penn/Wyoming District, the Gothic District, the Lower Hill Section, and the Industrial Corridor. Following maps that show the location of notable buildings, a walking loop of each district takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. The booklet also features special discount coupons to several local sites, including the Anthracite Heritage Museum, the Electric City Trolley Museum, the Everhart Museum, and the Lackawanna County Visitors’ Center.
“History Set in Stone” is available at no charge at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s headquarters at 213 South 7th Avenue, Scranton, or at the Lackawanna County Visitors’ Center on Montage Mountain in Moosic. An electronic version of the booklet is available for download at www.LHVA.org.
The Lackawanna Historical Society also offers guided historical walking tours of downtown Scranton. The tours are held Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. during the summer months and through September. For details, call 344.3841.