Plans in place to update heating at Johnsonburg Community Center

Photo by Yelena Kisler – Officials at the Johnsonburg Community Center hope to replace antique copper heating pipes like the one pictured with the help of grant funding from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PHMC).
Yelena Kisler
Staff Writer

JOHNSONBURG – At nearly 100 years old, the Johnsonburg Community Center is one of the boroguh’s oldest historical buildings and has been actively used as a community center since it was built in 1919. The building, located at 600 Market St., was originally a gift from the New York & Pennsylvania Company paper mill to the city.
"The current heating system makes the building hotter in one spot than in the other," said Director Christine Bressler. Because of the building's size – three full floors plus a basement – the decades-old copper batteries cannot heat the space evenly. Some rooms, like the gymnastics room, gets too hot, while others don't heat up enough.