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Historic Conservation District proposed for the West Ward

Map of Easton Pa highlighting the West Ward
Historic Conservation Districts (HCDs) are similar to National Register Historic Districts in that they are intended primarily to preserve the quality of life in neighborhoods by protecting historic buildings and affordable housing, promoting good design of new and existing structures, and encouraging adaptive reuse. But there is one important difference: HCDs are written and controlled entirely on the local level: red tape and construction requirements and construction costs are reduced compared to Federally-guided National Register districts, and standards are created by and for the people who will use them rather than Washington, DC.

4th & Northampton

The corner of 4th and Northampton Streets, as seen from the southeast corner in front of the former Lafayette Ambassador Bank (now Fulton Bank), facing northwest. At left is the National Building, built in 1908.