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The Monroe County Historical Association named the winners of its P.E.P (Preserve, Enhance, Promote) Historical Preservation awards. Owners of historic buildings who have shown their dedication to preserving, enhancing and promoting Monroe County’s wealth of historic structures will be honored at the Monroe County Historical Association’s annual meeting and awards luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee-on-Delaware.

Three categories of buildings were judged: commercial, nonprofit, and private residence. The 2018 winners in the three categories are: commercial property: Young & Haros LLC, Main Street, Borough of Stroudsburg; nonprofit: Dansbury Depot, Crystal Street, Borough of East Stroudsburg (upper photo); and residential property: “Meadowbrook Farm” owned by William and Jo Rinehart, Hamilton Township (lower photo).

The Heritage Resource Award will be given to the volunteers of the Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township in recognition of their efforts to erect 25 roadside historical markers throughout the township.

“Our organization is pleased to recognize the owners of these historic properties, cultural sites and the volunteers who help keep our past alive,” said Monroe County Historical Association executive director Amy Leiser. “We appreciate their dedication in helping to maintain the historic fabric of our community. We are always looking for additional structures to highlight and we welcome suggestions of other Monroe County sites that deserve recognition.”

The cost for the luncheon meeting is $35 for MCHA members and $40 for non-members. The public is welcome. Reservations, with payment, should be made to the Monroe County Historical Association, 900 Main St., Stroudsburg, before Friday, Feb. 16. For more information, call 570-421-7703 or email

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