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Photo 3: King of Prussia on the move, August 21, 2000. [Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy PENNDOT)

Photo 4: King of Prussia Inn finds a new home.

[Photo 4] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy PENNDOT)

New laws and regulations put in place in the late 20th century promote careful highway planning which should result in a project that avoids a historic building completely. The best and least expensive way to preserve a historic building is to leave it in its original location; preserving not just the building, but also its historic setting.

Questions for Photos 3 and 4

1. What is happening to this building? What devices and methods relating to this action can be seen here? If needed, refer to Reading 3.

2. Compare Photos 3 and 4 with Photo 1. Do you see any structural features missing that were previously attached to the King of Prussia Inn? If so, list them. Why do you think they may have been removed?

3. Do you think that moving the inn damaged the building's integrity and historical value? Why or why not?

4. Was this the best way to preserve the building? Considering the rapid development of the area, could it have been preserved on the original site? Can you think of other ways the building could have been preserved?

* The photos on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 3 or Photo 4 , but be aware that each file will take as much as 45 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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