PHILIPSBURG HISTORIC POSTERS
In order to recognize the profound renovations that have taken place to the buildings in the town's National Historic District, the Philipsburg Arts Fund developed more than three dozen Before & After wall posters. Each large poster showed pictures of each historic building in its original state and the stages of renovation they went through.
The story of Philipsburg's amazing rebirth in the last half-century is captured in this series of historic posters created for the town's 150th. These posters tell a story of not only significant restoration of badly decayed structures, but also of the gradual transition from traditional retail businesses to numerous shops that cater to Philipsburg's growing tourist trade. The series was created by Gwyneth Hyndman McKinnie, Jordan Lefler and Jim Jenner and funded by donations to the Philipsburg Arts Fund.