Are there more parks worthy of National Historic Landmark status?

Monday, August 4, 2008 5:32 PM
National historic is one thing, because there's no real legal clout to go with it. In PA at least, state historic status is another story. Once something is declared "historical" you have to deal with PHMC (PA Historic and Museum Commission) and other local agencies who want to tell you what you can and can't do with your property.

Some folks get real anal about it too. Every change you want to make has to remain true to the original architectural period. I know of people who got hassled over upgrading the wiring-- yeah, your building's a firetrap, but it's a historically accurate firetrap.

My point is, for something as fluid and changing as an amusement park, you wouldn't want to get stuck where you couldn't put in something modern because it wouldn't conform with a certain historical time period.

gator, as long as we're talking "historic" at Knoebels, don't forget the Rocket Slide and "The Loaf." :)

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Monday, August 4, 2008 6:17 PM
SCBB is a State Historic Landmark and has two rides that are National Historic Landmarks - the 1911 Looff Carousel and 1924 Giant Dipper.

http://beachboardwalk.com/01_about.html

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Monday, August 4, 2008 11:36 PM
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Once something is declared "historical" you have to deal with PHMC (PA Historic and Museum Commission) and other local agencies who want to tell you what you can and can't do with your property.

Sort-of. You can do whatever you want with your property. You just run the risk of losing the "historical" designation.


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Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:43 AM
I agree with everything that Bill said. He got all the parks I would have suggested.
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