By Taylor Hager
If you’re anything like most of the people who’ve grown up in Lancaster, PA, this city is too small for you. You’ve become so accustomed to it that it has become boring, dull and bland. If you’ve grown up here, it’s likely that Lancaster doesn’t seem to have much to offer. However, many of us overlook the beauty we’re surrounded by. Though the city may not be new and exciting, it is a place filled with history; a place filled with life. All it takes to recognize this is an attentive, open mind and a stroll down Queen Street.
A Stroll Down Queen Street, Lancaster Pennsylvania.
Lancaster is the home of the Lancaster New Era Sunday News.
To add character, the sidewalk along the Intelligencer Journal building is a walk-by “newseum,” displaying decades upon decades of priceless, memorable news.
The County of Lancaster was formed on May 10, 1729. Since then, the Lancaster County Government Center has been working to create and maintain an effective, efficient county government operation.
Central Market is a very popular site in Lancaster, PA every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, all year long.
Within this 120 year-old brick building, the world’s oldest farmer’s market takes place. For those who are visiting, it’s a great place to get souvenirs!
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is a major landmark of Lancaster City. Since July 4, 1874, this 43-foot tall memorial stands in the middle of Penn Square in Downtown Lancaster. This monument stands in honor of those who fought in the American Civil War, as well as many additional military conflicts.
View from the bottom of the Marriott Hotel in Penn Square.
View from the bottom of the Hager Arcade, built in 1911, and formerly the home of the Hager Brothers Department Store.
During the summer, decorative pianos are scattered throughout the city.
Leadership Lancaster piano.
“Silver white winters that melt into spring, these are a few of my favorite things.” -Sound of Music
The Queen Street Station provides inexpensive, safe and reliable transportation to those traveling.
The Steinman family, owners of the Lancaster Intelligencer Inc., began the construction of this park in the early 1980s. Since then, it serves as a peaceful escape for many citizens on Lancaster’s busy West King Street.
Lancaster is the home of the Lancaster Barnstormers, a team of professional baseball players. Games are held at the Clipper Stadium. Lancaster’s train station is one of Amtrak’s frequent stops, and Queen Street is well-known for its cool shops and eateries!
A popular place to go, Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie is a unique little place, showing off Lancaster’s diversity while serving up delicious meals.
Along Queen Street, there are a plethora of interesting thrift shops such as Building Character.
Providing a nice place to relax, and in this case cool off, there are many fountains scattered throughout the city.
Although many of us see it every day, most fail to notice the magnificent architecture, innovative design and artsy aspects of Lancaster City. With the right outlook, this place can be full of excitement, beauty and life.