120 Stable Road | Lehighton, PA 18235 | 610-681-4202

Historic Commission

Towamensing Township Towamensing Township is the first township in Carbon County to adopt a historical preservation zoning ordinance. In 2007, the Township Supervisors appointed an ad hoc committee to identify historic buildings or sites in the Township and report its findings.

This committee consisting of Mary Beth Beers, Lora Nothstein, Roy Christman and Tom Newman working with Township residents, identified approximately 130 historic township resources.

2021 Meeting Dates
January 28, 2021
February 25, 2021
March 25, 2021
April 22, 2021
May 27, 2021
June 24, 2021
July 22, 2021
August 26, 2021
September 23, 2021
October 28, 2021
November 18, 2021
December 13, 2021

In 2009, the Supervisors adopted the list as part of the Township's Zoning Ordinance and appointed a Historical Commission. The current membership for 2021 consists of Karl Rolappe, Chair and members Don Bonett, Mary Beth Beers, Jack Branch, Gary Anthony and Roy Christman. This Commission is charged with updating the resource list, collecting material on the historic structures, and making recommendations to the Supervisors.

The Historic Commission meets the fourth Thursday of the month at the Township Building on Stable Road and members of the public are encouraged to attend these meetings.

Members of Towamensing Township who have greatly assisted this committee. To whom we owe our respect, thanks and appreciation.

Albertine Anthony, Charles Beer,Curt Beers, Earle Beers ,Tim Beers, Bill Berger, Leon Christman ,Dick Hall, Marvin Haydt, Toni Darwin (Volunteer), Wendy Dreyer (Volunteer), Lora Nothstein (Volunteer), Jillyan Sterling (Volunteer), and Ralph and Betty Weil (Volunteer), Elsa Kerschner of the Times News, Chris Menna of the Morning Call, Ed Repasch, Ex Dir. Bethlehem Water Authority, Bethlehem Pa., Larry Stawiarski, Carbon County Mapping Office, Jim Thorpe, PA., George White.




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