FLT Building Project


 
This ambitious project was undertaken jointly by The Business Association of the Greater Shickshinny Area and the Historical and Preservation Society Society of the Greater Shickshinny Area in order to save and restore this downtown landmark.

When completed, the building will be home to both organizations (with a central location to display historic memorabilia), have office space available for rent, and have meeting space for civic organizations. Needless to say, this has been a monumental task and has taken the support of numerous volunteers from both organizations.

Progress has been made, but there is still much work to be done. If you would like to volunteer your time or services or make a monetary donation to the restoration of this magnificent building, please contact the Historical Society at (570) 542-7458 or James Bach of the Business Association at (570) 542-4188.

 
 
I.O.O.F. - circa 1969
 

FLT Building Update



The FLT building is on the "road to recovery". The basements have been cemented and provisions made for any future minor flooding. The electrical work has been finished. Insulation has been sprayed and the sheet rock is in the process of being finished.

There is still ALOT of work to be done - the plumbing, painting of all walls, reinstallation of all woodwork...and much more. Any help is welcome!!


Art sales to benefit the FLT Building

To purchase, contact Bonnie Shane at The Upstairs Gallery by phone at (570) 542-4075 or email at BLS@epix.net. All of the artwork is available for viewing at the Archives during regular hours.


"View From Propect Rock"
Artist: Sue Hand
Image size: 11" x 17"
Price: $30.00

Limited edition signed and numbered lithograph reproduction of original painting based on photographic reference, circa 1900.

Contact Cheryl Bach at clynnbach@gmail.com or (570) 542-7458 for more information on this print.



"The Yaples Hotel"
Artist: Jay McHenry
Print size: 14" x 17" (Image size 11½" x 14")
Price: $40.00

Limited edition giclee reproduction of original watercolor painting based on an 1870 photograph of the Yaple Hotel in Shickshinny, PA

  This building remains commercially active and is located at the intersection of Main and Union Streets (Routes 11 and 239). It has housed hotels, department stores, a craft business, and restaurants. It is presently the home of The Upstairs Gallery and J'Angelo's Pizza.

Click here to receive 10% off the framing of this print



"The Train Depot"
Artist: Bonnie Shane
Print size: 12" x 17" (Image size 10" x 14")
Price: $40.00

Limited edition giclee reproduction of original pencil drawing based on a 1930 era photograph of the Shickshinny Depot

  This depot was owned by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. It stood near the present site of the Susquehanna Warrior Trail parking lot on Susquehanna Avenue, the trail is on the former railbed. The building was demolished in the late 1970's.