Main Street Wall
The combination rock wall and wooden sidewalk, which once graced the front of the historic Branigan home and original Roy’s Hall, was rebuilt between 1906 and 1916 into a cement wall and walkway. Known today by locals as the Main Street or Theater Wall, it is comprised of 165 feet of walkway and still bears the original plumbing-pipe handrail.
The 100-year old historic wall and handrails have long suffered from neglect due to inadequate funding, as well as ownership uncertainty for the past fifty-years.
In 2016, the Blairstown Enhancement Committee began efforts to rehabilitate the historic wall.
Working with generous private donors and local masons, the Main Street Wall is becoming a prime example of the power of grassroots volunteerism.
Final enhancements of the wall included the addition of safety features to the handrails; as well as professional landscaping.
The Blairstown Enhancement Committee wishes to thank the following collaborators:
Blair Academy – Mark Clifford – Dan Fries – Debra Gordon – Bonnie Stanislaw – Joe Trinca
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The Blairstown Enhancement Committee (BEC) is a group of volunteers committed to making the Blairstown area an even better place to live, visit and do business.
In collaboration with its residents, business owners, township, schools and other stakeholders, the committee's goal is to create a thriving economy, while preserving the character and charm of the area.
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