The Church-Musser Project
The last of five federally funded urban renewal projects to be completed in Lancaster, Church-Musser covered an area of 120 acres bounded by South Duke, Chesapeake, Ann, Schuylkill, Dauphin, Strawberry, East King, South Lime, Vine, South Queen Andrew, and North streets and Howard Avenue. 915 buildings, almost all residential, stood in the project area. 865 were designated for renovation, at a cost of $10.4 million. In addition, the city spent almost $2 million to construct new water and sewer mains, streets, curbs, and sidewalks. The project was completed in June 1979.