Hancock historic kiosks installed along Main Street

by GEOFF FOX

Six kiosks with historical pictures of the area where they were placed have been placed along the sidewalk on Main Street.

Each kiosk is double sided with a picture and description of a building or event that occurred at that location.

For example, the two kiosks at Breathed Park recount the “Davis Hotel” with team of huskies on one side and the “Perkins House” on the other.

Each picture comes from the collection of the historical society.

The kiosks are a venture between the Town of Hancock and the Hancock Historical Society in memory of the late Homer Schetrompf who first came up with the idea of having similar markers in town sharing historical information.

The kiosks are located by BB&T, across from the Douglas garage, at the corner of Fulton Street and Main Street, in front of the Merkel Building, near Buddy Lou’s and Breathed Park.

Councilman Leo Murray worked with the Maryland Correctional Institute and Mercersburg Printing to create each of the kiosks. Town crews installed the kiosks last Tuesday morning. The kiosks were paid for by the town as their contribution to the joint project.

New kiosks are located along Main Street giving history of the location. These talk about the snowstorm and flood of 1936 and welcoming soldiers back from World War I.

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