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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Allentown is the county seat for Lehigh County
Allentown is in Lehigh County
      Lehigh County (124)  
      Berks County (270)  
      Bucks County (254)  
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      Montgomery County (258)  
      Northampton County (244)  
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1Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — 935 West Turner Street — Circa 1835 — Old Allentown Historic District —
[Title is text]Map (db m157381) HM
2Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — 953 West Turner Street — Circa 1874 — Old Allentown Historic District —
[Title is text]Map (db m157387) HM
3Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — 959 West Turner Street — Circa 1871 — Old Allentown Historic District —
[Title is text]Map (db m157391) HM
4Pennsylvania, 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
5Pennsylvania, 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
6Pennsylvania, 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
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7Pennsylvania, 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
8Pennsylvania, 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
9Pennsylvania, 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
10Pennsylvania, 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
11Pennsylvania, 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
12Pennsylvania, 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
13Pennsylvania, 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
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14Pennsylvania, 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
15Pennsylvania, 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
16Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Allentown — Hotel Sterling
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m157415) HM
17Pennsylvania, 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
18Pennsylvania, 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
19Pennsylvania, 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
20Pennsylvania, 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
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21Pennsylvania, 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
22Pennsylvania, 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
23Pennsylvania, 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
24Pennsylvania, 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
25Pennsylvania, 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
26Pennsylvania, 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
27Pennsylvania, 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
28Pennsylvania, 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
29Pennsylvania, 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
30Pennsylvania, 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
31Pennsylvania, 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
32Pennsylvania, 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
33Pennsylvania, 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
34Pennsylvania, 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
35Pennsylvania, 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
36Pennsylvania, 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
37Pennsylvania, 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
38Pennsylvania, 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
39Pennsylvania, 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
40Pennsylvania, 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
41Pennsylvania, 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
42Pennsylvania, 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
43Pennsylvania, 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
44Pennsylvania, 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
45Pennsylvania, 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
46Pennsylvania, 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
47Pennsylvania, 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 their . . . Map (db m175007) WM
48Pennsylvania, 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
49Pennsylvania, 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
50Pennsylvania, 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
51Pennsylvania, 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
52Pennsylvania, 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
53Pennsylvania, 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
54Pennsylvania, 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
55Pennsylvania, 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
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