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Nakashima complex in Pa. named national landmark

April 23, 2014
Associated Press

NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP) — Federal officials have granted landmark status to a southeastern Pennsylvania site.

The Interior Department and the National Park Service announced Wednesday that the Bucks County woodworking complex of famed designer George Nakashima is one of four new national historic landmarks.

The department says Nakashima became an important voice for artists and craftsmen, creating a new paradigm for studio furniture production in the post-World War II period.

The Nakashima woodworking complex in Solebury Township joins more than 2,500 other sites recognized nationwide as places with exceptional value in illustrating or interpreting the country's heritage.

The National Historic Landmarks Program is one of more than a dozen programs administered by the National Park Service that provides technical assistance, recognition and funding for important sites.



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