Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Old Building, New Life...all about my office!

In 1809, a log home was built at 1921 State Street in East Petersburg, Pa. It is, in fact, reported to be the oldest home in the community. More than 200 years later, the old building still stands and has a new life—as the offices of TCG advertising & design. As East Pete grew from an early “frontier” town known for its tobacco and whiskey, State Street became a main thoroughfare. The town eventually became a favorite place for the county’s farmers to retire and also gained status as a bedroom community for the busy city of Lancaster. In the late 1920s, 1921 State Street became home to East Pete’s second barber shop. The barber, Robert Myers, maintained a thriving business and home there for 64 years. Among his “customers” was his great niece, Kim Myers, who would come to have her bangs trimmed and hang out at the shop. Today, Kim Myers Smith still hangs out at 1921 State Street, where she is TCG’s art director. “It is a place with a history of creative energy,” says Kim.