By Rick Dapp Architecture and development have coexisted uneasily throughout the history of Harrisburg. The city seems to be in a constant state of oscillation with new construction attempting to supplant existing structures in a struggle for valuable space defined...

Everlasting Legacy:

By Rick Dapp; Photography by Jadrian Klinger Shoemaker Architecture in Harrisburg The Payne-Shoemaker Building stands as a testament to an end of an era, both economically and architecturally, for the city of Harrisburg. Standing 13 stories high, the building departed from...

Beautiful Ruins

By Harvey Freedenberg by Jess Walter (Harper Perennial, $15.99, 337 pages, Paperback) If you’re reading this review when it’s published, at the height of the summer vacation season, I hope you’ve had a chance to get away for a week –...