By RICHARD F. BELISLE
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Benjamin Chambers fell in love with the spot 263 years ago, built a grist mill and a sawmill on its banks. He followed up by founding Chambersburg.
Now that 2-acre patch of ground sandwiched between an ancient alley and the confluence of Falling Spring and Conococheague creeks will become a showcase for what planners hope will be another major step toward the rejuvenation of downtown Chambersburg.
That section of the borough's north end was the site of Benjamin Chambers's fort when Chambersburg was on the edge of the frontier. From now on it will be known as the Victorian Village on the Falling Spring, said Paul E. Cullinane, executive director of Downtown Chambersburg Inc. and head of the Chambersburg Area Development Corp., the agency that bought the two acres last year for $300,000.