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Allentown, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
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By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
Allentown Marker
Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Allentown — 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
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
Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Allentown — 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
Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Allentown — Civil War MemorialOne 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 . . . — Map (db m126745) WM

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
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
Pennsylvania (Lehigh County), Allentown — 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
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

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
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 . . . — Map (db m124246) HM WM

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

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 . . . — Map (db m124213) HM


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