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Property Name Eagles Mere Historic District (Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation)
Reference Number 13000745
State Pennsylvania
County Sullivan
Town Eagles Mere Borought, Shrewsbury Township
Street Address Roughly bounded by SR 42, Eagles Mere Borough boundary, Loyalsock State Forest, and Eagles Mere Golf Club
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/18/2013
Areas of Significance Entertainment/Recreation, Conservation
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000745.pdf
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The previously-listed Eagles Mere Historic District was listed under Criterion A in the areas of Entertainment/Recreation and Conservation and under Criterion C for Architecture. The Eagles Mere Historic District (Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation) meets Criterion A for Entertainment/Recreation and Conservation; since no buildings are being added to the district, only Criterion A significance is addressed. The enumeration of Eagles Mere Lake as a contributing resource (not enumerated in the previous nomination) is in keeping with the significance of the listed district since it has always been the center of both recreation and conservation efforts in Eagles Mere. Adding the walkin~ paths and the adjacent natural areas, which in the case of the paths were developed in the late 19 and early 20th centuries, is in keeping with the significance of the listed district because they were part of Eagles Mere's recreational offerings and were associated with the efforts to conserve the surrounding forests. Conservation efforts began at Eagles Mere with the initial agreement to establish a buffer surrounding the Lake in order to regulate cottage construction and continued thereafter through the efforts of conservation organizations, businesses and individuals. The period of significance is 1877-1945, in keeping with the period of significance of the previously listed district.

 

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