You can see these "old fashioned" markers all over the Main Line and in many townships, boroughs and cities all over the state. They had started to fade into history just like the events, people and places they commemorate. But now they are making a comeback, thanks to the efforts of a group of people including Wayne native Greg Prichard and attorney Nathaniel Guest. Guest focuses his practice on real estate law, historic preservation law and advocacy; railroad law; land use law as well as general corporate and non-profit law.
Prichard and Guest will be presenting a lecture about the markers and the efforts to bring them back Tonight at 7 p.m. at Duportail House, 297 Adams Drive, Chesterbrook, PA.
The trust sent the following information about the markers and the event to Patch:
The Keystone Marker Trust was founded in 2010 to protect the historic keystone-shaped town marker signs of Pennsylvania. These signs, typically painted blue and yellow, are found throughout the Commonwealth and were installed starting in the mid-1920s by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, the predecessor to PennDOT. Though many towns have adopted and cared for their markers, there was no central group to advocate for them until the formation of the Trust. In addition to documenting and restoring historic markers, the Trust has also begun making new Keystone
Markers for the first time in about 70 years, which are accurate in appearance to the originals.
Founding members of the Trust, Nathaniel Guest and Greg Prichard will speak about the his- tory of Keystone Markers, their meaning, an overview of Keystone Markers found on the Main Line, the work of the Trust, and the process by which new reproduction markers are created.