Hanover Goes Electric
So the news came out this morning that Scott Roland bought the Electric Map. I should have known something was up when he gave me a tour of the old Wachovia Bank building on Carlisle Street earlier this week. He seemed pretty excited.
That seems to be the new home for the Gettysburg artifact, according to tweets from the newspaper today. Good for Scott. He has a gem of a building there and this acquisition pretty much seals that location as the new Hanover Conference and Heritage Center.
I don’t have much interest in Civil War or Gettysburg history, but realize the impact something like this can have on the plans for the bank building. From what I hear from others, the county economic development folks really like the idea of the conference/heritage (and education/social) center on Carlisle Street already. To have such a cool and interesting piece of history in the building will certainly add another reason for the project to succeed.
Scott showed me around the place earlier in the week, a few weeks after he gave me a tour of Young Manor, the old Hanover Shoe offices a block away which he is turning into offices. The two projects really show a lot of creativity and promise with multiple uses at each location.
Focusing on the bank building now, if the potential of classrooms (for community college or technical school classes), banquet facilities, meeting rooms and the Electric Map won’t get you excited, the slideshow below gives you an idea of the view from the roof. Maybe you will get to attend a social event up there and look at the town this way. That sold me.
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