Fountain Hill Historic District

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Fountain Hill Historic District
Masonic Temple, Fountain Hill HD 01.JPG
Masonic Temple, June 2013.
Fountain Hill Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Fountain Hill Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Brighton, Wyandotte, W. Fourth and Seminole Sts., and Delaware Ave., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°36′40″N 75°23′10″W / 40.61111°N 75.38611°W / 40.61111; -75.38611Coordinates: 40°36′40″N 75°23′10″W / 40.61111°N 75.38611°W / 40.61111; -75.38611
Area 33.6 acres (13.6 ha)
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian, Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 88000450[1]
Added to NRHP April 21, 1988

Fountain Hill Historic District is a national historic district located at Bethlehem, Lehigh County and Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 44 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure. The buildings include elaborate, architecturally distinctive mansions, smaller managers' and merchants' dwellings, and public church buildings. The mansions are the focus of the district and include the Linderman / Schwab Mansion (c. 1870), Robert Sayre House (c. 1857), and Elisha Packer Wilbur Mansion (c. 1863). Notable non-residential buildings include the Masonic Temple and Nativity Episcopal Cathedral (c. 1866). The Hill to Hill Bridge is also included in the district. Located in the district is the separately listed Lehigh Valley Railroad Headquarters Building.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]



  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 James G. Whildin Jr. and Philip Michael Clark (December 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Fountain Hill Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-29.