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Ambridge, Beaver County, PA

Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation (AHDEDC)

Bicentennial House

Renovation and Rehabilitation

Architecture, Programming & Feasibility


The Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation (AHDEDC) acquired the Bicentennial House, located at 284 13thStreet, Ambridge, PA 15003 in 2019 with the intention of restoring it for the town’s upcoming Bicentennial Celebration in 2024-2025. The house, built in 1824, was one of the first six double houses the Harmonist society built in the village of Ökonomie (Economy), now Ambridge. The building is located near the Old Economy Village State Historic Site, in the Ambridge Historic District, and is also a contributing structure to the Old Economy National Historic Landmark District and the National Register of Historic Places Economy Historic District. Although the physical condition of the building prompted its listing on the Preservation Pennsylvania “Pennsylvania At Risk” in 2015, Landmarks was retained to prepare the Construction documents to restore the exterior of the building back to its original 1824 configuration and rehabilitate the interior to provide two retail spaces on the ground floor and two 1-Bedroom residential units on the second floor. The work is being funded through a PHMC Keystone Historic Preservation Planning Grant.

In addition to our work with the Bicentennial House, Landmarks’ Architecture Practice Leader, Jessica Stuck, has extensive experience with the Old Economy Village historic site, previously managing the capital project to restore and maintain 15+ structures across the State Historic Site, including wood shingle roof replacement, masonry re-pointing, exterior finish carpentry repairs, window re-glazing, and MEP/accessibility upgrades. Currently, Landmarks is the architect responsible for the ongoing roof replacement project for the Maintenance Building at Old Economy Village.

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