The owner, Dr. Dave Iadeluca, got help with the ribbon cutting from Millcreek Township Supervisor John Groh, and Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, for the welcoming of his new office at the corner of West 26th Street and Peninsula Drive. Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design, Kidder Wachter Jefferys Engineering, and Kidder Wachter Jefferys Construction are proud to have provided design and construction services.
Kidder Wachter Architecture and Design, of Erie, won a Preservation Pennsylvania Construction Project Award for its work on the Dickson Tavern at East Second and French streets in Erie.
Congratulations to Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design for receiving Historic Preservation Awards from Preservation Pennsyvania at their annual award reception yesterday afternoon in The State Museum. Awards were presented by First Lady Frances Wolf.
Renovations to Erie's oldest building have turned heads in Erie and now that attention is going statewide.
On Thursday, local architects Jeff Kidder and Chip Wachter are headed to Harrisburg. There, they will receive an award from Preservation Pennsylvania for their work in saving the historic Dickson Tavern.
The Erie Downtown Walking Tour is on Thursday from 6-9pm. One of the 10 houses open for viewing is the Dickson Tavern.
The house was built in 1815, just 20 years after the founding of Erie. It was maintained by the city starting in 1920 and turned into a museum in 1943, but the building eventually fell into disrepair.
Kidder-Wachter Architecture acquired the Dickson Tavern in 2009, renovated it, and currently uses it as an office building for their firm.