Historical and Notable Sites in Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Historical and Notable Sites in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Trout Hall, built in 1770 by James Allen (son of Allentown founder William Allen), is the oldest house in Allentown.
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

The city of Allentown, Pennsylvania is one of the oldest major cities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States, being established in 1762. It has deep roots in the history of the nation, being the hiding place of the Liberty Bell during the American Revolution, and its oldest city cemetery has graves of patriots who served in the Continental Army. Over its 250-year history, many people and things have played a part in the history of the City; numerous buildings, bridges, parks and other locations in the city have come and gone, but many remain, with no less than thirteen of them being on the National Register of Historic Places.

Below is a list of major historical and notable sites in the City. See the linked article for a full description and history of each site.

Locations[edit]

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

Notable landmarks[edit]

Significant legacy historical sites[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h City of Allentown, official website, Historical Allentown
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Charles S. Canning (October 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Allentown Masonic Temple: Part 1" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-29. , "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Allentown Masonic Temple: Part 2". , "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Allentown Masonic Temple: Part 3". , and "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Allentown Masonic Temple: Part 4". 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Allentown, 1762–1987, a 225 Year history, Volume II, 1921–1987, Lehigh County Historical Society, 1987.
  4. ^ Bloom, Ken; Wolbers, Marian (1984). Allentown A Pictorial History (Special Edition ed.). Norfolk, VA: The Donning Company/Publishers. pp. 18–19. 
  5. ^ Allentown Art Museum website
  6. ^ "Allentown Fair". Official website. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  7. ^ "The Post Office – A Community Icon" (PDF). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  8. ^ America on Wheels website
  9. ^ Baum School of Art website
  10. ^ Philip and Muriel Berman Sculpture Park
  11. ^ "ECTB - Elite Championship Tournament Baseball - tournaments and showcases for youth baseball; ECTB Stadium". Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  12. ^ ""Archives: Past Editorials on baseball’s departure from the Lehigh Valley", Morning Call, March 30, 2008 (originally published December 5, 1960)". Retrieved 2008-03-30. 
  13. ^ "Cedar Crest At-a-Glance". Cedar Crest College official website. Archived from the original on 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  14. ^ Hartman, William L. (1908). "The Mayors of Allentown" (PDF). Proceedings of the Lehigh County Historical Society (Allentown, Pennsylvania: Lehigh County Historical Society) (1st): 205–218. Archived from the original on 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  15. ^ Official website of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
  16. ^ Da Vinci Science Center website
  17. ^ Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Official website
  18. ^ Haines Mill Museum
  19. ^ J. Birney Crum Stadium at Allentown School District website
  20. ^ Lehigh County Historical Society website
  21. ^ Lehigh Valley Laser Tag
  22. ^ Mack Trucks Historical Museum website
  23. ^ Mack Shop pulls into Allentown
  24. ^ Martin Art Gallery
  25. ^ Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit
  26. ^ "About Symphony Hall". Allentown Symphony Association official website. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  27. ^ Muhlenberg College official website
  28. ^ "Admission: Frequently Asked Questions". Muhlenberg College official website. Archived from the original on 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  29. ^ Museum of Indian Culture website
  30. ^ "A Mini-History of the 19th Street Theatre". Civic Theatre of Allentown official website. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  31. ^ PPL Center website
  32. ^ "PPL History: 1920s". PPL Corporation official website. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  33. ^ Pines Dinner Theater
  34. ^ Union and West End Cemetery History
  35. ^ History of Allentown's West Park
  36. ^ "William F. Curtis Arboretum: Mission/History". Cedar Crest College official website. Archived from the original on 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  37. ^ Past, Present and Future of the City of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Allentown Board of Trade, 1886
  38. ^ http://www.wfmz.com/news/22364598/detail.html
  39. ^ Ski resort was Valley highlight in the 1960s
  40. ^ Apple Hill Lost Ski Area Profile
  41. ^ Central Park once the Lehigh Valley amusement mecca died 60 years ago this summer
  42. ^ Airport Drive-In
  43. ^ Super Skyway Drive-In
  44. ^ "suspicious' Fire Destroys Building At Old Drive-in, The Morning Call, November 24, 2003
  45. ^ West End Drive-in
  46. ^ The '20s Roared With Sound On The Screen, Music On The Radio, The Morning Call, May 16, 1999
  47. ^ Old Brewery May Give Way To Parking Lot, Allentown Morning Call, January 28, 1990
  48. ^ Heffner, Earl, 1972, The Moll Gunsmiths, School of the Ozarks, Book Division; First Edition edition (1972)
  49. ^ Butko (2011), Diners of Pennsylvania, Stackpole Books, ISBN 0811706761
  50. ^ Walp's Restaurant: Memories of a beloved Pennsylvania Dutch eatery in Allentown, The Morning Call, 7 September 2013
  51. ^ The Morning Call articles about The Village Inn Restaurant

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