The spire of this Baptist church dominates the center of Damascus much like a New England Congregational church. Baptists were among the first of the New England settlers to reach northern Pennsylvania and many of the early towns have buildings that look to their New England roots. The chunky Victorian trim on the facade was the result of a remodeling in the 1870s, though the original fanlight and vestibule's front door trim remain. These are
The narrow river road between Damascus and Milanville reveals a new sort of metropolitan presence in Wayne County: adventurous weekend houses by New York City architects. Two that stand next to each other are Smith-Miller + Hawkinson's “MAX-Min” house (2003) for architectural historian Kenneth Frampton, a wood-clad prism that leaps off its hillside to capture views across the Delaware valley, and Bone/Levine Architects’ 2003 glassy celebration of an 1850s post-and-beam barn frame.