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Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, 8:52 p.m.
 

The George and Frederick Rapp houses at Old Economy Village have been closed for renovations, and are scheduled to re-open in July 2013. The houses, built in the 1820s, served as a home for leaders of the Harmony Society, a German communal group that broke away from Lutherans. The Rapp houses are part of the 14 original Harmonist buildings at the village, a National Historic Landmark in Ambridge, Beaver County. The state has provided the $1.2 million in funds for local architecture firm Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel to renovate the houses, which were last restored in 1962. The renovations include repairing plaster walls and ceilings, upgrading the electricity and painting the woodwork. Details: 724-266-4500 or www.oldeconomyvillage.org

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