LeVan Property Easement
Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg Property Easement
On July 23, 2009, the Gettysburg Foundation accepted the donation of a scenic, historic and open space conservation easement on a 61-acre parcel of Gettysburg property directly adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
The Gettysburg property, owned by Gettysburg resident and long-time supporter of the Foundation, David LeVan, is along the Baltimore Pike corridor adjacent to the Culp’s Hill area of the Gettysburg battlefield as well as the Museum and Visitor Center and is entirely within the boundary of Gettysburg National Military Park.
The land easement donation brings the total acreage preserved by the Gettysburg Foundation to 700 acres.
Dick Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, wrote in a letter: “I’m honored to acknowledge David and Jennifer LeVan in their partnership with the Gettysburg Foundation for their unique vision and commitment to preservation of the hallowed ground at Gettysburg. Granting this easement will forever protect these significant acres from being lost to our children and grandchildren as they grow to understand the importance of what happened here.”
The Baltimore Pike Easement
The easement protects 61 acres of land within the boundary of the Gettysburg National Military Park along the Baltimore Pike and adjacent to the Culp’s Hill/Spangler Spring area of the battlefield as well as adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.
The Baltimore Pike Donors
The LeVans have a long history of philanthropic and preservation efforts in the Gettysburg area, one of the most notable being a donation to the Majestic Theater project.
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