“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lehigh County, PA (127) Berks County, PA (275) Bucks County, PA (268) Carbon County, PA (77) Montgomery County, PA (266) Northampton County, PA (252) Schuylkill County, PA (129)  LehighCounty(127) Lehigh County (127)  BerksCounty(275) Berks County (275)  BucksCounty(268) Bucks County (268)  CarbonCounty(77) Carbon County (77)  MontgomeryCounty(266) Montgomery County (266)  NorthamptonCounty(252) Northampton County (252)  SchuylkillCounty(129) Schuylkill County (129)
Allentown is the county seat for Lehigh County
Adjacent to Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
      Berks County (275)  
      Bucks County (268)  
      Carbon County (77)  
      Montgomery County (266)  
      Northampton County (252)  
      Schuylkill County (129)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Alburtis — Casting Pigs — Lock Ridge Furnace
This portion of the iron complex was known as the casting house. A chute from the hearth under Stack #7 brought molten iron into the large, open room. The floor of the room was covered in deep sand, which was shaped into molds. As the molten iron . . . Map (db m85236) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Alburtis — From Production to Preservation — Lock Ridge Iron Furnace
After the last cast After Lock Ridge’s last cast in 1921, the company shuttered the complex, and it sat abandoned for many years. Historic preservation was not yet a major concern, and few people thought of the complex as a place worthy of . . . Map (db m85205) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Alburtis — Lock Ridge Furnace
From charcoal to “stone coal” During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the Lehigh Valley, with its wealth of trees for charcoal fuel and substantial sources of ore, attracted many enterprising iron facilities to . . . Map (db m85224) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Alburtis — Lock Ridge Iron Furnace
Representative of the many iron furnaces in the Lehigh Valley, Lock Ridge was constructed here in 1868, operated until 1921, and was the last furnace in the US to solely use anthracite coal as fuel. By the late 19th century the Lehigh Valley was the . . . Map (db m85180) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Alburtis — Servicing the Furnace — Lock Ridge Furnace and Park
Two “Donkeys” and a Massasoit Iron was actually produced in the furnaces, but much of the action at Lock Ridge took place on the surrounding railroad tracks and in the nearby outbuildings. At the height of production, three trains . . . Map (db m85282) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — 935 West Turner Street — Circa 1835 — Old Allentown Historic District —
[Title is text]Map (db m157381) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — 953 West Turner Street — Circa 1874 — Old Allentown Historic District —
[Title is text]Map (db m157387) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — 959 West Turner Street — Circa 1871 — Old Allentown Historic District —
[Title is text]Map (db m157391) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — A Plan for the Plantings — West Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Allentown philanthropist Harry C. Trexler wanted only the best for West Park. He hired a famous landscape designer from Philadelphia to help fulfill his vision. J. Franklin Meehan created the park's Planting Plan in 1906. He designed the park to . . . Map (db m175206) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — ACCHS Memorial Garden
For those who left us before graduation. May they live forever in Christ's peace. Victor Sarmir 1971 • Randy Weber 1971 Thomas Schantz 1977 • Joseph Mazzini 1988 Zachary Mahoney 2006 • Alayna Velez 2017 I am the Resurrection and the Life. . . . Map (db m157335) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Allentown
Founded 1762 by the noted colonial leader and the jurist, William Allen. Known until 1834 as Northampton. Here the Liberty Bell was hidden in 1777, and Revolutionary wounded hospitalized. City incorporation, 1867. Long a textile and cement center.Map (db m85356) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Allentown's First Park — Welcome! — West Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania —
In the late 1800s, this land almost became a reservoir instead of a park. City officials thought the high ground would supply good water pressure for their firefighting system. After they changed their minds, the empty lot became a baseball field, . . . Map (db m174998) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Band City U.S.A. — West Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Music has always been a vital part of West Park's charm. Horace Trumbauer, a well-known architect of the early 1900s, designed the park's band shell. He created a design that would complement J. Franklin Mechan's elegant plan for the . . . Map (db m174966) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — C Company, 109th Machine Gun Battalion — 28th Division — World War I Record —
138 Wounded 33 Gassed 7 Died of Wounds 6 Died of Other Causes 4 Killed In ActionMap (db m175203) WM
15 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Charles C. Dent Memorial Garden
This twelve foot tall horse pays tribute to Charles Corland Dent (1917 - 1994) in memory of his abundant spirit, and his unique ability to draw others into the magic of his dreams He conceived the idea to create a horse based on the drawings of . . . Map (db m157456) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — China-Burma-India Memorial — World War II — December 7, 1941 - March 2, 1946 —
Dedicated to the honor, and in memory of those men and women who served their country in the interest of freedom for all mankind. [Dedicated] May 2, 1987Map (db m174967) WM
17 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — D-Day, June 6 1944
In honor and tribute to the Veterans from the Lehigh Valley who bravely fought in the Invasion of Normandy, France to liberate Europe and preserve freedomMap (db m175004) WM
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18 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — First Defenders Memorial
Erected 1917 to commemorate the patriotism and courage of the officers and men of Allen Infantry Allentown, Pa. who, with four other companies of Pennsylvania Militia April 18, 1861 rushed to the defense of the national . . . Map (db m186145) HM WM
19 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Franklin Fire Co. No. 10 Bell — Incorporated February 21, 1901
At proper times my voice I'll raise, and sound to my subscriber's praise Bell dedicated May 4, 1987Map (db m174968) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Harriet A. Baker — (1829 - 1913)
This African-American evangelist opened a mission about 1900 at 738 North Penn Street, where she preached until her death. In 1914 her mission became the first home of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, which was built at this location in 1936.Map (db m85358) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Hotel Sterling — Sterling Hotel — 343 Hamilton Street —
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m157415) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Ignatz Gresser
This plaque in memory of Ignatz Gresser Cpl. Company D, 128th Penna. Infantry Lehigh County Recipient of the Medal of Honor for Heroism Under Fire, September 17, 1862 Dedicated April 18, 1986Map (db m175225) WM
23 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — In Honor of Those Who Served
In Honor of Those Who Served Desert Storm World War I World War II Korean WarMap (db m157450) WM
24 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg — 1746 - 1807
Pastor, Patriot and General Wintered with George Washington at Valley Forge Son of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, a German immigrant and Lutheran ministerMap (db m157479) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Keenan House
Dedicated to the work of Richard S. Csandl (1937-1988), founder of Keenan House. "Here at last we can take root and grow, not as the giant of our giant of our dreams or the dwarf of our fears, but as a person, part of a . . . Map (db m157482) HM
26 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Lehigh County
Formed March 6, 1812 from part of Northampton County and named for the Lehigh River. Home of George Taylor, signer of Declaration of Independence. County seat of Allentown sheltered the Liberty Bell during occupation of Philadelphia, 1777-1778.Map (db m29525) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Liberty Bell Hiding Place
From Sept. 1777 to June 1778, the State House bell was hidden here at Zion's Reformed Church. The Continental Congress removed Philadelphia's bells fearing British destruction. The bell, now known as the Liberty Bell, was transformed into a national . . . Map (db m202549) HM
28 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Maj. Thomas Yeager
Born Nov. 2, 1825 Fell at the Battle of Fair Oaks Virginia June 1, 1862. Aged 36 Years, 6 Months, and 29 Days. Constitution [upheld by the sword]Map (db m157407) WM
29 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Metallurgical Science, 1902-03 — Bronze, Gift of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, 1982 (1982.08.1) — Jean-Lιon-Gιrτme, French, 1824-1904 —
In 1902 Charles Schwab commissioned Jean-Lιon-Gιrτme, one of the preeminent French academic artists of his day, to sculpt two monumental bronzes for his new mansion on Riverside Drive in New York City. Schwab was the president of U.S. Steel when the . . . Map (db m157478) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Metallurgical Worker (The Puddler), 1902-03 — Bronze, Gift of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, 1982 (1982.02.8) — Jean-Lιon-Gιrτme, French, 1824-1904 —
In 1903 steel magnate Charles Schwab paid for a steelworker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to travel to Paris and model for Metallurgical Worker, commissioned from the renowned artist Jean-Lιon-Gιrτme. This bronze sculpture is one of a pair . . . Map (db m157477) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Military Order of the Purple Heart — Lehigh Valley Chapter No. 190
This tree dedicated to our departed patriots Aug. 7, 1990Map (db m186143) WM
32 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Milton W. "Scotty" Wood and June "Betty" Wood
This stadium is dedicated to Scotty and Betty Wood in honor of their many years of support and service to Muhlenberg Collge and its scholar athletes. Through hard work, dedication, personal trust and commitment, Scotty created a food service . . . Map (db m157486) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Remembering Allentown's Heroes — West Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
These monuments honor Allentown's military heroes. They celebrate veterans of the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. The First Defenders monument honors members of the Allentown Guard. The Guard was among the first units to answer . . . Map (db m175204) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Rockne Hall — For God And America
In honor of Knute Rockne Champion of Youth Immortal All American Central Catholic High School 1942Map (db m157334) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Sacred Heart Church World Wars Memorial
Dedicated to the World's Greatest Mother Mary Mother of Our Savior Jesus Christ in memory of Our Heroes in the Service of God and America 1943 . . . Map (db m157337) WM
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36 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Serg't Henry T. Loose — Born May 29, 1897. — Died Aug. 6, 1921. —
Served in France Co. C 108th M. G. Batt. Wounded in the Argonne ForestMap (db m157370) HM WM
37 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Site of the First Incorporated Homeopathic Medical College in the World — Known as The North American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Art
Die Nordamerikanische Akademie der Homoeopathischen Heilkunst founded April 10, 1835 on the 80th birthday of Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann M. Corner stone laid May 27, 1835. Charter granted June 10, 1836. Constantine . . . Map (db m157452) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Soldiers and Sailors Monument — One Flag • One Country
This column commemorates the valor and patriotism of the Soldiers and Sailors of the County of Lehigh in the War of •1861 - 65. Centennial Rededication October 1899 to October 1999 of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument . . . Map (db m126745) WM
39 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Soldiers and Sailors Monument
"This column commemorates the valor and patriotism of the soldiers and sailors of the county of Lehigh in the War of 1861-1865." Dedicated October 19, 1899. Restored and rededicated to the Lehigh County veterans of all wars, of the United . . . Map (db m157481) HM WM
40 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Soldiers of the American Revolution and War of 1812
In honor of Soldiers of the American Revolution and War of 1812 - Buried Here They Died That Liberty Might Live American Revolution Pvt. Abraham Albert, 1748-Jun. 10, 1811 Pvt. Dr. Gottlieb Bolzius, May 1728-Jun. 13, 1791 Capt. . . . Map (db m157395) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Spanish American War Memorial
In grateful recognition of the patriotic services rendered by Companies B and D 4th Regiment, P.V.I. in the Spanish American War of 1898.Map (db m157480) WM
42 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Spanish American War Memorial — 1898 • 1902
Erected by the County of Lehigh, the City of Allentown and George H. Schwartz Camp No. 2, United Spanish War Veterans - to commemorate the valor and patriotism of those who served in the war with Spain, the Philippine Insurrection and the . . . Map (db m162122) WM
43 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — The Allen Infantry
In memory of The Allen Infantry "First Defenders" 150 years 1861 to 2011 [Dedicated] 18 April 2011Map (db m186154) WM
44 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — The David A. Miller Bell Tower
A replica of "Tom Tower" at Christ Church College, Oxford, is named in memory of David A. Miller, Class of 1894: Journalist, Philanthropist, and one of Pennsylvania's Most Distinguished Citizens. [Dedicated] November 19, . . . Map (db m157421) HM
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45 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — The Ettinger Building
Constructed in 1903 and consecrated as the Adminstration Building in 1904. Rebuilt following a major fire in May 1947. Named in 1961 for Dr. George T. Ettinger, class of 1880, professor and first Dean of Muhlenberg College, . . . Map (db m157414) HM
46 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — The Haas College Center
Construction begun in 1926. Completed in 1929 as the Muhlenberg College Library and used for that purpose until 1987. Named for Dr. John A. W. Haas, fourth president 1904-1936, under whose leadership academic standards were raised and the . . . Map (db m157419) HM
47 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — The Saving of the Liberty Bell
In commemoration of the saving of the Liberty Bell from the British, September 1777 Erected to the memory of John Jacob Mickley Commissary of Issues, and member of the General Committee from Whitehall . . . Map (db m124214) HM
48 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Trout Hall
Built, 1769-70, by James Allen, son of Allentown's founder, William Allen. Later known as the Livingston Mansion. In 1848 it became Allentown Seminary, and in 1867 part of Muhlenberg College. Now the home of the Lehigh County Historical Society.Map (db m85359) HM
49 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Trout Hall
Built 1770 by James Allen, son of William Allen, founder of Allentown Headquarters of the Lehigh County Historical SocietyMap (db m157485) HM
50 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II
Dedicated to the 374 officers and 3131 men lost in 52 U.S. submarines in World War II Erected April 11, 1983Map (db m175002) WM
51 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — U.S.S. Allentown
To The Officers And Crew Of The U.S.S. Allentown From The People Of Allentown Pennsylvania June 1944Map (db m175003) WM
52 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — United States Army Ambulance Corps Service
To the memory of The USAACS Trained at Camp Crane to serve with the French and Italian Armies who gave their lives in the World War "In a righteous cause they have won immortal glory and have nobly served . . . Map (db m216391) WM
53 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — USAACS Sons & Daughters World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the USAACS Sons & Daughters who served in World War II —————————————— In Memoriam Sons and Daughters who lost their lives in World War II The USAACS —————————————— In Memoriam William R. Best National . . . Map (db m186137) WM
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54 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Vietnam War Memorial
In memory of The Lehigh County Servicemen who gave their lives in the service of their country to protect freedom and democracy while serving in our Armed Forces during the Vietnam War.Map (db m157448) WM
55 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — West Park Centennial Time Capsule
Beneath this plaque is the dedicatory time capsule in celebration of West Park's 100th Anniversary. Buried September 17, 2008 To be opened September 17, 2108Map (db m175001) HM
56 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Women Veterans of Lehigh County
In honor of Women Veterans of Lehigh County who served in the military of the United States of America ——————— Dedicated 9 September 1995Map (db m174969) WM
57 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — World War Memorial — 1914 • 1919
Dedicated to those of the 10th Ward who served the U.S.A. in the Great World War [Honor Roll of Veterans] [not transcribed]Map (db m157333) WM
58 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Zion Church Military Hospital
In memory of the Soldiers of the Continental Army who suffered and died in Zion Church used as a military hospital from September 1777 to April 1779. This tablet is erected by the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution . . . Map (db m124246) HM WM
59 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Zion's Reformed Church
Founded 1762, site of a Revolutionary War Hospital, Birthplace of of [sic] the local Public School System and a College now Cedar Crest College. Also known as the "Liberty Bell Church" . . . Map (db m124249) HM
60 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Zollinger-Harned Department Store
Constructed in 1924 as the Zollinger-Harned Department Store, this building is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. It was acquired and renovated by Sovereign Realty 1983-III, Ltd. Developer: Sovereign Realty, Inc., a subsidiary . . . Map (db m124213) HM
61 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown, South Whitehall Township — Abraham Blumer — 1736 - 1822
Born in Grabs, Switzerland. Chaplain of the first battalion Northampton County Militia, 1781, is buried in this cemetery. He ministered to the Reformed congregations of Jordan, Union Egypt and Allentown from 1771 to 1801. Lorentz Guth in 1752 . . . Map (db m133881) HM
62 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown, South Whitehall Township — Allentown
Founded 1762 by the noted colonial leader and jurist, William Allen. Known until 1834 as Northampton. Here the Liberty Bell was hidden in 1777, and Revolutionary wounded hospitalized. City incorporation, 1867. Long a textile and cement center.Map (db m85361) HM
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63 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown, Upper Macungie Township — Portland Cement
This industry was born in the Lehigh Valley. David O. Saylor first made portland cement at Coplay in 1871. Here also was the first use of the rotary kiln process commercially Nov. 8, 1889. This region has continued to lead in the industry.Map (db m29935) HM
64 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Bark Shed — 1766
“...16 of our Brethren, who are to go to Upper Places[?] to peel bark for our tanner, had lovefeast.” Single Brethren's Diary April 16, 1757 The large forest located north of early Bethlehem contained great quantities . . . Map (db m26923) HM
65 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Butchery — 1756
Newly slaughtered cattle provided fresh, or “green,” hides for the tanner to process into leather. The tannery stood directly to the south, or left; of the butchery so that these two industries could work together in Bethlehem. . . . Map (db m26927) HM
66 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Colonial Industrial Quarter — 1741 - 1800
“They have carried the mechanical Arts to greater Perfection here than in any Place which I have seen.” John Adams to Abigail Adams April, 1777 Early Industrial History By 1745, only four years after they founded . . . Map (db m26917) HM
67 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Dye House — 1771
“Br. Schenk began erection of new dye shop.” Single Brethren's Diary June 27, 1771 Early Bethlehem's dyers used natural materials such as indigo (blue), madder (red), logwood (purple), and fustic (yellow) to add . . . Map (db m27068) HM
68 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Luckenbach Mill — 1869
The high quality flour produced by the Luckenbach Mill was obtained from grain grown in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, and other parts of the mid-west. After processing in Bethlehem, the flour was marketed throughout the Lehigh Valley and the . . . Map (db m27069) HM
69 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Miller's House — 1782 / 1834
“Last night about 11 o-clock the alarm of fire was heard in our streets...It was occasioned by the discovery of fire in the old ‘Bethlehem Mill,’...A narrow escape of a sick lady was among the serious events of this memorable night...” . . . Map (db m27075) HM
70 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Old Waterworks
As early as 1754, water was pumped from a spring to a water tower, that stood east of here, through hollowed trunks of trees. It then flowed by gravity to five cisterns or reservoirs. Original engine house stands about 60 yds. S.W.Map (db m27146) HM
71 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Smith Complex — 1750 - 1761
“...The houses of the congregation were well built, and there were all sorts of manufacturing establishments there...There were good carpenters, cabinet-makers, steel-workers, and very good blacksmiths...” Baroness von Riedesel's . . . Map (db m26918) HM
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72 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Springhouse — 1764
In 1747, the Moravians fenced in the spring to keep out domestic animals and fowl. Early recoreds also state that one a year, two men were assigned to clean the spring “by the light of the moon.” A bountiful spring was one of the . . . Map (db m27102) HM
73 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Tannery — 1761
"The Tannery is one of our most paying and indispensable trades. It supplies all our shoemaking trades in Bethlehem. Nazareth, Friedrichstal and Gnadenhuetten and all our people with leather." Bishop John Cammerhof . . . Map (db m157411) HM
74 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Tawery — 1768
In the early years of Bethlehem, the tawer processed sheepskins almost exclusively. However, after the 1760s, inventories indicate that deerskins became the primary source of leather for the tawing industry. The tawer used sheepskins and . . . Map (db m27103) HM
75 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — The Canaler's Life — 1829 - 1942 — Reported damaged
"One thing, you were never bothered with insomnia. You rose about 3:30 a.m. and you wouldn't retire until 11:00 p.m.." Joseph A. Lum Mule driver
Imagine working 18 hours a day, six days a week! . . . Map (db m157392) HM
76 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — The Unknown Soldier
Within this crypt rests the bones of an unknown soldier in the war for Independence. He was one of more than five hundred men who died in the hospital here at Bethlehem, and was buried on this hill side.Map (db m29795) HM
77 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Bethlehem — Waterworks — 1762
“They have a Sett of Pumps which go by Water, which force the water up through leaden Pipes, from the River to the Top of the Hill, near an hundred feet.” John Adams to Abigail Adams 1777 A bountiful spring supplied . . . Map (db m27191) HM
78 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Breinigsville, Upper Macungie Township — The Velodrome Story — 24 Acres and a Vision
The Valley Preferred Cycling Center, the most celebrated velodrome in modern American cycling history, traces its roots to the dream of one inspired visionary and its legendary success to the dreams of countless champions who began their trek to . . . Map (db m59294) HM
79 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Catasauqua — Biery's Port
First structure, a grist mill, was built about 1752. Starting 1801, Frederick Biery developed the area commercially; erected several landmark stone buildings. This is the oldest part of Catasauqua (incorporated 1853) which was an early home to the . . . Map (db m85376) HM
80 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Catasauqua — Bryden Horse Shoe Works
Established in 1882, this plant was one of the largest of its kind in the world. It produced a wide variety of horseshoes using the unique patented process of George Bryden. Their high quality led to international demand and distribution. Thousands . . . Map (db m85400) HM
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81 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Catasauqua — Crane Iron Works
The first long-term, commercially successful anthracite iron furnace opened July 4, 1840, here in Catasauqua. Built for the Lehigh Crane Iron Co. by David Thomas, it soon made 50-60 tons of pig iron a week. By 1868 the works had six furnaces; . . . Map (db m221879) HM
82 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Catasauqua — David Thomas
"Father of the American anthracite iron industry" lived here. A native of Wales, he built Crane Iron Works, deemed the world's first anthracite iron furnace to be completely successful, both commercially & from an engineering standpoint.Map (db m85399) HM
83 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Catasauqua — Dery Silk Mill
Here was D. George Dery's first Pennsylvania silk mill, built 1897 and later enlarged. By 1914, Dery had 15 mills in this state and one in Massachusetts, employing some 4,000 people; was considered the world's largest individual silk manufacturer. . . . Map (db m133886) HM
84 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Catasauqua — George Taylor — (1716-1781)
Signer, Declaration of Independence, lived here. Delegate to Continental Congress, appointed July 1776. In the provincial Assembly (elected 1764) he opposed a royal government. An ironmaster. House built 1768; a National Historic Landmark.Map (db m85375) HM
85 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Coopersburg — VFW Post 3405 Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men and women from southern Lehigh who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America from 1775 to the presentMap (db m26853) HM
86 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Coopersburg — VFW Post 3405 Vietnam Memorial
In gratitude to those people of southern Lehigh area who have served in Viet NamMap (db m26855) WM
87 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Coplay — Coplay Made Cement: Cement Made Coplay — Saylor Cement Museum — 1894-1904 —
In 1900, the scene before you was a smelly, dirty, noisy inferno. Trains roared in, carrying coal from the nearby northern anthracite fields and local cement rock, a form of limestone. Day and night smoke and dust belched from the towering kilns. . . . Map (db m85452) HM
88 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Coplay — Discovery of Portland Cement — Saylor Cement Museum
The modern cement industry began in 1756 when John Smeaton, an English engineer succeeded in producing a hydraulic cement that would harden under water. In 1824, Joseph Aspdin, an English bricklayer, produced a new cement by burning chalk and clay . . . Map (db m85450) HM
89 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Coplay — First Cement
David O. Saylor was the first to make portland cement in the United States, at Coplay in 1871. First use of the rotary kiln to manufacture cement on a commercial scale also was here Nov. 8, 1889.Map (db m85418) HM
90 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Coplay — Lehigh Valley Rock Suitable for Hydraulic Cement — Saylor Cement Museum
In the Lehigh Valley rock suitable for hydraulic cement had been found near the present locations of Palmerton and Northampton when the Lehigh Canal was built. Mills to produce hydraulic cement were erected at these sites before the Civil War. It . . . Map (db m85451) HM
91 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Coplay — Saylor Park-Welcome — David O. Saylor-The Father of Portland Cement Industry in America — 1827-1884 —
David Oliver Saylor was born on October 20, 1827 in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. In 1866, he organized the Coplay Cement Company for the manufacture of natural cement. He soon began experiments to produce Portland cement in 1871. He was granted . . . Map (db m85447) HM
92 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Coplay — The Schoefer Kilns — Saylor Cement Museum
Portland cement is essentially an artificial product. It is made by burning various minerals in a kiln at intensive heat to produce clinker. The upright dome kiln was the first type used in America. An improvement was the Schoefer vertical kiln with . . . Map (db m85448) HM
93 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Emmaus — Emmaus
Called by the Indians "Macungie," or "feeding place of the bears." Area settlement begun in 1730's, and Shelter House was erected in 1734. Moravians established a "Gemein-Ort," or congregational village, and named it after the biblical town of . . . Map (db m156888) HM
94 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Emmaus, Upper Milford Township — Indian Jasper Quarries
The most famous of Pennsylvania's Indian quarries may be seen in the woods a few hundred yards southwest of here. Articles made from the jasper were carried by the Indians as far as New England.Map (db m85304) HM
95 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Emmaus, Upper Milford Township — Jasper Park Indian
The name Jasper Park remains a legacy to the labors of the Indian Clan of Chief Lappawinze of the area Lenape Indians who mined Jasper for their tools and arrow heads in the early 1700's in the Jasper quarry pits in this park. This monument . . . Map (db m85302) HM
96 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Fogelsville, Upper Macungie Township — War Memorial
In memory of our departed soldiers ————————————— Revolutionary War Heinrich Mohr • Herman Mohr • George Smith . . . Map (db m111835) WM
97 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Fogelsville, Upper Macungie Township — World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial
Dedicated to those who served their country in the Armed Forces of the United States World War II 1941 — 1945 Korean Conflict 1950 — 1953Map (db m111833) WM
98 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Fountain Hill — Stephen Vincent Benιt
This talented author was born here July 22, 1898; died in New York March 13, 1943. “John Brown's Body” and his other poems and stories give vivid expression to the best in American spirit and tradition.Map (db m79675) HM
99 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Fountain Hill — The Coxe Ward for Obstetrical Cases
Endowed in 1914 an opened in 1917, the Coxe Ward for Obstetrical Cases was one of the original one-story pavilions built at St. Luke's Hospital. It was funded by the widow and son of coal magnate Eckley B. Coxe. Built as the hospital's first . . . Map (db m225426) HM
100 Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Fullerton, Whitehall Township — Allentown
Founded 1762 by the noted colonial leader and jurist, William Allen. Known until 1834 as Northampton. Here the Liberty Bell was hidden in 1777, and Revolutionary wounded hospitalized. City incorporation, 1867. Long a textile and cement center.Map (db m29531) HM

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