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The F.M. Kirby & Co. Store,
founded in Wilkes-Barre on
September 10, 1884,
and later known as Woolworth's,
occupied this site until 1993.
F.M. Kirby helped to pioneer the
"Five and Dime," one of the great
innovations in American retailing.
Historically the interior of Public Square, or as it was known originally the "Town Plot," has served a variety of needs. Laid out in 1733 by Col. John Durkee, it has been the setting for a market house, a fireproof storage building for records,…
This tree is a living memorial
to those who made the
supreme sacrifice in
World War II
William F. Dreisbach · Edward Mason
Frank Ellman · Leo Pappas
Oscar H. Schaefer · Douglas Nesbitt
Peter W. Lynch · …
"A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure. It offers a necessity of life that must be rationed among those who have power over it."
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
Tethered livestock grazed along the River Common established as public ope…
"Every boy represents a human soul; a character forming for eternity. The life for the next few years will decide his future... Many a man who beats his life out behind prison bars is a victim of misdirected energy. Truly, the wealth of a nation i…
"The administration of justice is the
firmest pillar of government."
George Washington, 1789
You can't have a county without a county seat. In 1786 Luzerne County formed from Northumberland County. Wilkes-Barre, a place of early settlement, tra…
Patrick J. O'Connor
Patrick J. O'Connor was a distinguished scholar, speaker and attorney. He was valedictorian of his college St. Bonaventure. He was valedictorian and editor-in-chief of the Law Review at Georgetown University School …
In grateful appreciation to
the Holy Cross Community who founded King's College
Rev. James W. Connerton, C.S.C.
Rev. William S. Scandlon, C.S.C.
Rev. Raymond A. Pieper, C.S.C.
Rev. Joseph Houser, C.S.C…
This monument was erected by the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution assisted by the Sons of the Revolution to mark the spot where Fort Wilkes-Barre stood in 1778 at the time of the Wyoming Massacre.The fort was name…
Prominent merchant and ardent abolitionist significant to the Underground Railroad in Wilkes-Barre. He provided refuge to fugitive slaves at his home and business near here. In 1853, Gildersleeve testified in a U.S. Supreme Court case, Maxwell vs.…