Dauphin County Commissioners preserve historic buildings

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LYKENS, Pa. — Pieces of history are going to be preserved in Dauphin County. County Commissioners along with state and local officials are preserving the former Lykens Hotel and Israel building in Lykens borough.

Those buildings are at the crossroads of Main and Market Streets. Officials plan to restore the historical section of downtown Lykens.

One official says this work has been a long time coming.

“We believe that the status quo is not acceptable Lykens Community Development Corp. President Kevin Jury said. “Abandoned buildings deteriorating on our cornerstones when our community needed to be addressed.”

The developer, Home Leasing, will be in charge of renovations.

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