A significant contribution by the Italian immigrants to Easton is this statue of Christopher Columbus, purposely located here at the city's waterfront. The statue was dedicated in a daylong celebration on December 14, 1930. This magnificent . . . — — Map (db m114654) HM
The first commercial crossing of the Delaware River at Easton was a ferry enfranchised to David Martin in 1739.
Located near the present site of Scott Park at the junction of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers, it operated until the beginning of . . . — — Map (db m114653) HM
Pennsylvania's first silk mill opened in Scranton in 1873. The first silk mill in the Lehigh Valley was the Adelade Silk Mill in Allentown, which opened in 1881. Other prominent silk milling operations included the Bethlehem Silk Mill, the . . . — — Map (db m157255) HM
The Third Electric Railway
The nation's third electric railway was located in Easton. Built for regular passenger service, operation began from this point on January 14th, 1888. Eventually, the system expanded across the Lehigh Valley, and . . . — — Map (db m157249) HM
On Christmas Eve 1824, the Easton Centinel carried a notice calling upon residents of Northampton County "friendly to the establishment of a COLLEGE at Easton" to meet three days later at White's Hotel on Center Square. Local lawyers James Madison . . . — — Map (db m136107) HM
Chipman Mansion (252 Spring Garden Street) was built c.1907 and was designed by William Michler. It served as a residence for Easton Industrialist W. Evan Chipman, a partner with his brother in the Charles Chipman Sons Hosiery Mills.
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A 'Nobori' is a samurai battle flag which carried circles and lines as instructions for the troops in the field. This sculpture plays plays with the ideas of 'flag' and 'symbol' and emulates the motions of the flags and banners. Gift of the artist. — — Map (db m157258) HM
Brothers Robert and Herman Simon, owners of the R&H Simon Silk Company, built several initial mill buildings just across the Bushkill Creek from this location in 1883. The creek provided them easy access to the water needed for . . . — — Map (db m157257) HM
Edwin Binney and his cousin C. Harold Smith inherited a pigment business in 1885 from Edwin's father Joseph. The cousins formed a partnership and called their company Binney & Smith. Early products include red oxide pigment used in barn paint and . . . — — Map (db m157250) HM
The banks of the Bushkill Creek near 3rd Street have long been a center of industry and commerce in Easton. The area has transitioned several times, but has always played a major role in the vibrancy of the community.
One of the earliest . . . — — Map (db m136110) HM
Surveyor William Parsons designated the City of Easton in a grid pattern radiating from this “Great Square” and the original Northampton County courthouse was erected in the square in 1765. Robert Levers stood on the steps of the . . . — — Map (db m86208) HM
Easton is a City with a rich heritage as an industrial, educational, and cultural center of the community. From the various mills that once operated along the City's three waterways, to world-renowned Lafayette College, to the many arts and . . . — — Map (db m157245) HM
The German Reformed Church was originally constructed at 3rd and Church Streets in 1775-76 and was the largest building in Easton at the time.
The church congregation's office building, on Church and Sitgreaves Streets, dates from 1778, and was . . . — — Map (db m114655) HM