Historic Preservation Trust of Pike County donated the new sign for new Dorothy E. Warner building of the Pike County Public Library on Harford Street in Milford.
The trust commissioned a hand-carved, gold-leaf sign to be mounted on custom cut bluestone posts.
the sign was designed and hand carved by Susan Bemel of Handcarved Signs in Pine Island, N.Y.
The posts were cut through Thompson Stone of Montague, N.J. and are replicas of the hitching posts still found in front of about a dozen Borough properties, according to Tom Hoff, of the trust.
The logo at the top of the sign reflects the logo used on the Library website, official stationery and other materials produced by the Library.
While the sign and the posts reflect the past, the night-time LED ground lighting chosen by the architect projects the energy saving nature of the new building.
For number of years, the trust has had programs to place and otherwise encourage high quality, appropriately designed and sized signage.
The historic trust has played a key role in placing more than 60 percent of the Borough on the National Register of Historic places.
It has also provided entryway and wayfinding signage to attract tourism and it has provided a fiscal home for the Milford Enhancement Committee which has worked for over a decade to refurbish and enhance the town’s commercial street scape, Hoff said.