Awards & Recognition
West Park House Tour
In recognition of outstanding contribution to the preservation and beautification of the West Park neighborhood through the ongoing restoration work on The Historic Benner Mansion.Learn more about the the West Park Civic Association.
National Historic Preservation Week
In 2000, after completing the first phase of their restoration of The Historic Benner Mansion, Innkeeper Siobhan “Sam” Bennett and Martin Estrada were honored with a National Historic Preservation commendation presented by the West Park Civic Associations at the historic Arborgast and Bastian building, now home to the America On Wheels Museum.Learn more about the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the West Park Civic Association.
Minding Their Manor New Owners Plan to Restore One of Allentown’s Proud Old Mansions to its Former Splendor.
Enjoy the detailed history of this wonderful home by a local historian. We also would like to acknowledge the descendants of Captain Benner who have been sharing original photos and household items dating from the Benner family’s occupancy of the home over 50 years. In time, we will be featuring these items and their history on this website to deepen your enjoyment of the rich past of this beloved Allentown landmark.Read the full article from the Morning Call here.