Central Bethlehem Historic District

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Central Bethlehem Historic District
Central Bethlehem Historic District Oct 11.JPG
West Church Street, Central Bethlehem Historic District, October 2011
Central Bethlehem Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Central Bethlehem Historic District
Location Bounded by Main, Nevada, and East Broad Streets, and the Lehigh River, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°37′6″N 75°22′56″W / 40.61833°N 75.38222°W / 40.61833; -75.38222Coordinates: 40°37′6″N 75°22′56″W / 40.61833°N 75.38222°W / 40.61833; -75.38222
Area 132.3 acres (53.5 ha)
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian, Gothic Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 72001131, 88000452 (Boundary Increase)[1]
Added to NRHP May 5, 1972; November 7, 1988 (Boundary Increase)

Central Bethlehem Historic District is a national historic district located at Bethlehem, Lehigh County and Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 165 contributing buildings, 6 contributing sites (including Nisky Hill Cemetery), 9 contributing structures, and 4 contributing objects. It is primarily residential, but also includes commercial buildings along Main Street. Most of the buildings were built between the mid-18th to early-20th century. The buildings are primarily 2 1/2 stories tall and constructed of brick or stone. More recent residences are frame construction. The district encompasses building that reflect Bethlehem's development from a Moravian community, 1741-1844, to an industrial based economy, 1845-1938. Notable non-residential buildings include several communal Moravian buildings, the George H. Myers Building, and the Hill to Hill Bridge. Located in the district is the separately listed Lehigh Canal.[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, with a Boundary Increase in 1988.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks (October 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Central Bethlehem Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-29.  and "Part two of Nomination Form". 
  3. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes James G. Whildon, Jr. and William Sisson (1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Central Bethlehem Historic District (Boundary Increase)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-29.