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Ken & Company Aveda Salon – 505-507 Main Street, Stroudsburg

Built in 1912 by the DeVivo family, the brick building at 505-507 Main Street in Stroudsburg was known as the Magargel Building. During its history, the two store fronts have held a florist, a milliner, a barber shop, an appliance store, and a bicycle shop.

In August of 1994, the building was purchased by Ken Lang, who combined the two store fronts, rehabilitated the building, and opened Ken and Company Aveda Salon.

Lang has preserved the building’s distinctive early 20th century appearance by using rehabilitation treatments and providing specific attention to the property’s exterior detailing. This makes the building among the earliest preservation projects within Stroudsburg’s Historic District and a great example of reutilized commercial facades in the community.

This structure now houses the Ken & Company Aveda Salon on the first floor and apartments on the second and third floors.

 Ken & Company Salon
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Cattell Cottage — Big Pocono State Park, Tannersville, Jackson Township

Henry Cattell, a Philadelphia attorney, owned a substantial amount of acreage on Big Pocono Mountain in Jackson and Pocono townships, and he wanted an overnight refuge on top of the peak, a perfect location to view the sunrise over the Poconos.

In 1908, he hired Oscar Peechatka to build this one-room stone cabin. Following Cattell’s death in 1916, his daughter followed her father’s wishes and sold the 1,300-acre property, including the cabin, to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

n 1954, Big Pocono State Park was created and the Cattell cabin was used temporarily as the park office. The park staff were responsible for maintaining the structure. but lacked dedicated maintenance funds for its care and the cabin suffered from weathering and age.

In 2008, the Friends of Big Pocono was formed to help the state park conserve its natural and heritage resources. A special committee was formed to preserve the Cattell cabin, and led by John Motz, volunteers worked to remove inappropriate modifications and to preserve the details which illuminate the cabin’s history.

 History of Big Pocono State Park
 Friends of Big Pocono
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Col. Peter Snyder / Harps-Feitig House | 6257 Route 209, Stroudsburg
(Snydersville, Hamilton Township)
Owned by Elizabeth Tilley

The Col. Peter Snyder home, known in recent years as the Harps-Feitig House, is located at the corner of Route 209 and Rimrock Road in Hamilton Township (Snydersville.)

This beautiful six-bedroom home was built in the 1780s by Abel Partridge. Following Partridge’s death, his daughter Eunice and son-in-law Peter Snyder assumed ownership of the home, which boasts gorgeous original woodwork, wide plank floors, some original hardware, and spacious rooms.

In 2015, the home was purchased by Elizabeth “Lizzy” Tilley. Through research, she hopes to compile a full history of the structure and has made efforts to preserve the home and its past. Outbuildings on the property include an 18th century brick church, a one-room school house, and a gardener’s cottage.

Lizzy uses half of the main house as her residence, with the other portion operating as a bed and breakfast. The outbuildings are used for classes, workshops, special events, and as art studio space. Lizzy lovingly refers to the property as “hip, historic, and heavenly.”

 Silvery Moon Guest House

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Monroe County Archives
One Quaker Plaza, Room 207, Stroudsburg, Pa.
Monroe County Commissioners

The Monroe County Archives was established in 2001 and is located in the Monroe County Administrative Building.

Before the establishment of the archives, county records were kept in the attic of the Monroe County Courthouse. Late President Judge Ron Vican worked with the Monroe County Commissioners to establish a permanent home for these important county documents.

The Monroe County Archives strives to use best practices for archival storage and research. It boasts climate-controlled rooms, acid-free storage materials, and staff to assist researchers.

Monroe County is unique for having a dedicated archive department. Typically, if a county cannot preserve its documents, county records must be transferred to the state archives in Harrisburg. Of the 67 counties in Pennsylvania, only a few maintain county records in a local and accessible facility.

The Monroe County Commissioners have proved themselves to be proactive and historically-minded by supporting a repository that chronicles Monroe County’s past.

 Monroe County Archives


Preserve, Enhance, Promote
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Each year the Monroe County Historical Association recognizes private property owners, commercial establishments and nonprofit organizations who have restored or maintained historic structures in Monroe County by presenting its Preserve, Enhance, Promote (PEP) Awards.

Structures must be 75 years or older and must have maintained their original street view and facade: windows, doorways, trim, etc.

For structures being put to commercial or nonprofit use, applicants must include promotional material highlighting the historic nature of the building, including interior spaces open to the public. Special consideration is given to structures that have been restored within the last five years.

Five members of the Monroe County Historical Association judge the properties using a point system. Points are awarded for exterior preservation of windows, walls, trim and doorways.

For private homes, a drive-by inspection is done.

Commercial property judging includes a walk-through of public areas mentioned in the nomination forms, such as a hotel lobby, etc.

Additional points are awarded for restoration work, attractive signs, National Register status and historic promotional materials for commercial structures.

Call 570 421 7703