The Chamber of Commerce building was built in 1926 for the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. The limestone, Art Deco-style Chamber of Commerce Building includes marble floors, steps and vestibules. It was designed by architect Edward Langley, who also drew up plans for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad station, now the Radisson at Lackawanna Station; the Catlin House, now the home of the Lackawanna Historical Society; and Immanuel Baptist Church, now the University of Scranton's Houlihan-McLean Center.
Currently the building has 39 apartments and offers high ceilings, granite countertops, antique hardwood floors, historical pocket doors, built-in bookcases, fireplace units, balconies and common area outdoor space - all conveniently located in downtown Scranton.
The city of Scranton was incorporated as a borough in 1856 and then as a city in 1866. The following year in December of 1867 thirteen people met upstairs, over the G.A. & I.F. Fuller grocery in Scranton to form a Merchants Association. Their goal was to encourage the economic growth of the city. Over the years the organization evolved into The Scranton Board of Trade and then eventually The Greater Scranton Chamber ofCommerce.
In May of 1926, 426 Mulberry became the home of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce thriving throughout the next 56 years. From 1982-2010 the building experienced various ownerships and was home to many businesses and a popular restaurant called Maxines located on the Mulberry Street side of the building.
In 2010 Jefferson-Werner, LLC began development of the building and would soon become home todowntown Scranton’s newest apartment building in the heart of the city. Occupancy of the former Chamber of Commerce building is set for the fall of 2012.
Downtown Scranton is host to several art galleries creating a culturally stimulating and progressive urban culture.
Downtown Scranton offers its residents and visitors many new and established retail shops, restaurants, art galleries, theaters and cultural events all year long throughout the downtown.
First Friday – First Friday is held every first Friday of the month in the downtown celebrating the arts drawing thousands of people and growing every month. You can find people walking from venue to venue enjoying visual and performance arts. First Friday is a family friendly event and free to all.
First Night Scranton is the largest New Year’s Eve celebration of arts and culture in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is a fun, innovative, family-oriented, alcohol-free, and diverse way to ring in the New Year that is accessible and affordable for everyone.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day each year.It is the 2nd largest parade in the country drawing over 100,000 people to the downtown.The parade starts off with a mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral and lasts approximately 5 hours as it makes it way through the streets of the downtown.
Armed Forces Parade – Each year in May the City of Scranton celebrates our armed forces with a parade on the Saturday beforeMemorial Day.
Jazz Festival – The Jazz Festival is a yearly event held at local venues in the downtown. Established in 2004, The Scranton Jazz Festival has become a permanent fixture on the northeastern Pennsylvania arts and culture scene. Attracting international, national and regional jazz/blues and world beat artists, this festival has accelerated itself into the fastest growing arts event in the region. Presented during the first full weekend of August, this festival brings downtown Scranton alive with more than 100 musicians, artisans, staff, and volunteers for three days of non-stop entertainment. Scranton has a rich jazz history, dating back to the 1930′s when two jazz legends, Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey performed regularly with the Scranton Sirens Jazz Band. Since its premiere this festival has drawn audiences from the entire Mid-Atlantic region resulting in tremendous notoriety and exposure to the international jazz world.
La Festa Italiana – La Festa Italiana, northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest celebration of culture and cuisine, will again be held over the Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. Since 1976, a small group of dedicated volunteers has staged La Festa Italiana. The committee donates its proceeds to local charities.
People come from near and far to enjoy the food, music and culture that characterize the Italian heritage. La Festa Italiana has something for everyone. More than 80 vendors offer a wide variety of foods and displays. The finest Italian cuisine is cooked and served daily, presenting festival-goers with the dilemma of which tempting dish to try next.
Continuous live entertainment for both young and older tastes is featured during the afternoon and evening each day.
Saturday Concert Series – Lackawanna County presents the Saturday Concert Series. During July and August, bands take stage on Courthouse Square playing your favorite music of yesterday and today.
Movies on the Square – Scranton Tomorrow presents your favorite films on the grass at Courthouse Square on each Thursday throughout the summer. Bring a blanket and enjoy movies such as Grease, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off and many more.
On site management and maintenance, convenient parking garage located next door, hardwood flooring, granite countertops, tile bathrooms, high ceilings and open floor plans. All apartments come standard with a washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and garbage disposal.
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