Farquhar Park Bandstand

Farquhar Park Bandstand

Location: York, PA
Project Size: 1,925 SF

Project Overview:

The City of York and Historic York, Inc. commissioned SAAarchitects to design the restoration of the historic bandstand in Farquhar Park. With a limited budget and a facility in dilapidated shape, nearing collapse, SAA developed a design which maintained the historic character of the gazebo while integrating modern materials to replace missing and deteriorated features.

Restoration of this historic bandstand met the requirements of the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program from the PA Historical and Museum Commission and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

Improvements included making the facility ADA accessible, replacing lighting with energy efficient fixtures, replacing the electrical system, and making the basement accessible for storage. SAA integrated Green and Sustainable features and attributes where possible. The bandstand today provides the general public with an aesthetic and wonderful venue for concerts and assemblies.