Architecture tells the story of Scranton’s heyday, a story that has become part of the city’s 21st century revitalization. Scranton today is a bustling commercial and cultural destination. The city’s renaissance is occurring in the footprint of its former glory. Coal company offices house university departments; a grand railroad station serves as a full-service hotel; and commercial structures have been adapted as
luxury apartments. The many magnificent houses of worship and ethnic festivals that immigrants created still endure, making Scranton a patchwork quilt of myriad cultures. Thanks to the efforts of community organizations and volunteers, the industrial scars on the landscape are disappearing. The Lackawanna River is nearly pristine, and old industrial sites are now green spaces enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Scranton’s revitalization embraces the past and the future. Come join us and see for yourself!
The project was published with assistance from the Lackawanna Historical Society, Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau, National Park Service, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Growing Greener Environmental Stewardship Fund under the Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape.