MERTZTOWN TRAIN STATION
The LTHS acquired the Mertztown Train Station building in late April 2019 from Atlas Minerals & Chemicals, Inc. The vision of the Mertztown Train Station project is to secure, transfer, restore, and adaptively reuse the building to house its collections, provide educational outreach programs, tours, and serve as the LTHS' headquarters and a community gathering space.
The station is currently located on the campus of Atlas Minerals & Chemicals, Inc. near the intersection of the railroad and Chestnut Street in Mertztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania. To ensure its extended life as a community building and one of 35 historic structures within the township, the LTHS plans to move the station approximately 6/10 of a mile to the Longswamp Township Community Park at 1112 State Street, Mertztown.
The LTHS' and its project is committed to: