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Turnpike Slip Ramp

Letter from Kurt W. Carr to
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau for Historic Preservation
Post Office Box 1026
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17108-1026
February 24, 1999
Barry L. Troup, P.E.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
P 0 Box 67676
Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676
    Re: ER 98-2125-029-D
    PTC: S.R. 0029 Slip Ramps
    East Whiteland, Charlestown, Tredyffrin Townships
    Chester County
    Contract No. 98-058-RM29
Dear Mr. Troup:
The Bureau for Historic Preservation has reviewed the above named project under the authority of the Environmental Rights amendment, Article 1, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution and the Pennsylvania History Code, 37 Pa. Cons. Stat. Section 500 et seq. (1988). This review includes comments on the project's potential effect on both historic and archaeological resources.
Your request does not include sufficient information. We are unable to proceed with our review for historic structures until the following information is provided.
1. The report discusses the local importance of the Cedar Hollow Lime company and its successor, the Charles R. Warner Company. Page 12 of the report includes a quote which mentions "over 50 houses in which the employees live" and states the houses are "somewhat scattered." What resources relating to the lime industry are found in proximity to the identified APE. Where are the mills, quarr
2. Please explain how the Devault Beaver house is "immediately outside" the APE? Based on historical maps it appears to be in the APE. Provide a sketch map and brief explanation. If the house is in the APE, provide a survey form and evaluation of National Register eligibility.
3. We are unclear on the status of the post office mentioned in the Charlestown Township. Historical Society letter. That letter refers to it as early 20th century, while your letter describes it as modern. What are the actual date and appearance of the extant post office? If it was built 1949 or earlier, please submit a survey form with evaluation of National Register eligibility.
If you need further information in this matter please consult Susan Zacher at (717) 783-9920.
Kurt W. Carr, Chief
Division of Archaeology and Protection
cc: Janet M. Baldwin, Charlestown Historical Society

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