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Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Nickname: The Queen City
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Pennsylvania's location in the United States
Allentown, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Allentown's location in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°36′06″N, 75°28′38″W
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
Founded 1762
Government
 - Mayor Ed Pawlowski
Area
 - City  18.0 sq mi (46.5 km²)
 - Land  17.8 sq mi (45.9 km²)
 - Water  0.2 sq mi (0.6 km²)
 - Urban  289.50 sq mi (749.79 km²)
Elevation  338 ft (103 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 106,632
 - Density 6,011.5/sq mi (2,320.8/km²)
 - Urban 576,408
 - Metro 740,395
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.allentownpa.org
For the song by Billy Joel, see "Allentown (song)."
For the neighborhood in Pittsburgh, see Allentown (Pittsburgh)

Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. After Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, it is Pennsylvania's third most populous city. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 106,632. It is the county seat of Lehigh County. seal of Allentown, Pennsylvania This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Great Seal of Virginia with the state motto. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_PA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pennsylvania ... Image File history File links Pennsylvania_Locator_Map. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... 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Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, Steel Town, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...


Located on the Lehigh River, Allentown is the largest of three adjacent cities that comprise a region of eastern Pennsylvania known as the Lehigh Valley, with the cities of Bethlehem and Easton nearby. Allentown is 60 miles (95 km) north of Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States, and 90 miles (145 km) west of New York City, the largest city. Lehigh River watershed Forest Scene on the Lehigh River in Pennsylvania. ... Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania The Lehigh Valley (also known simply as The Valley) is a region in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741  - Mayor John B. Callahan Area    - City  19. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Northampton Government  - Mayor Philip B. Mitman Area  - City  4. ... New York, NY redirects here. ...


Allentown is the home of Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, a highly popular amusement park. Two four-year colleges, Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College, are located in Allentown. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is a United States amusement and water park. ... Cedar Crest College is a private liberal arts college for women located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts college located in west-side Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...


Air transport to and from the city is available through Lehigh Valley International Airport (IATA: ABEICAO: KABE). Lehigh Valley International Airport (IATA: ABE, ICAO: KABE), formerly Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton International Airport, is a public airport in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ...

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Allentown history

Postcard (dated 1914) depicting the "Soldiers & Sailors Monument" in Allentown's Center Square. The monument was erected in 1889 to honor the Pennsylvania Volunteers' 47th Regiment in the American Civil War.
Postcard (dated 1914) depicting the "Soldiers & Sailors Monument" in Allentown's Center Square. The monument was erected in 1889 to honor the Pennsylvania Volunteers' 47th Regiment in the American Civil War.

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Founding

Allentown was founded as Northamptontown (Northampton Towne) in 1762 by William Allen, a wealthy shipping merchant, Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania and former mayor of Philadelphia. The property on which the town was established was part of a 5,000-acre plot Allen purchased in 1735 from the sons of William Penn. Allen hoped that Northamptontown would displace Easton as the seat of Northampton County and also become a commercial center due to its location along the Lehigh River and proximity to Philadelphia. Allen gave the property to his son, James, who built a summer residence there in 1770 near the site of his father's former hunting lodge. The house, named Trout Hall, is now the home of the Lehigh County Historical Society. 1762 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... William Allen (1704-1780) was a lawyer, businessman, and statesman in colonial Pennsylvania. ... A map of the Province of Pennsylvania. ... Events April 16 - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. ... William Penn William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) founded the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony that became the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1752 Seat Easton Area  - Total  - Water 977 km² (377 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Battle of Chesma, by Ivan Aivazovsky. ...


Liberty Bell

Allentown holds historical significance as the location where the Liberty Bell was hidden by the Second Continental Congress during the American Revolutionary War. As the British were attempting to seize Philadelphia in 1777, the Liberty Bell was moved north by a group of area residents led by Frederick Leaser of Lynn Township, and successfully hidden in the basement of the Old Zion Reformed Church, in center city Allentown. Today, a shrine in the church's basement marks the exact spot where the Liberty Bell was hidden. It features a full-size official replica of the Liberty Bell, flanked by the flags of the original thirteen colonies. The Liberty Bell The Liberty Bell, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an American bell of great historic significance. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence depicts the five-man drafting committee presenting the first draft of the Declaration of Independence to the Second Continental Congress. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Hessian mercenaries Iroquois Confederacy Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz Kościuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir...


Incorporation and naming

In 1811, the town was incorporated as a borough. In 1812, Lehigh County was formed from the western half of Northampton County, and Northamptontown was selected to be the county seat. The town was officially renamed "Allentown" in 1838, after years of popular usage and in honor of Allen. Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

Allentown is located at 40°36'6" North, 75°28'38" West (40.601697, -75.477328)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.5 km² (18.0 mi²). 45.9 km² (17.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.34% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Climate

Allentowns's climate is considered to fall in the humid continental climate zone. Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Precipitation is almost uniformly distributed throughout the year. Allentown's weather is affected by the Blue Mountain, a ridge from 1,000 to 1,600 feet in height about 12 miles north of the city, and South Mountain, a ridge of 500 to 1,000 feet in height that borders the southern edge of the city. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Blue Mountain area ; Not shown to the west is Hawk Mountain area . Blue Mountain, is the prominent, most southeastern Appalachian ridge in the Ridge-and-Valley Province of Pennsylvania. ... South Mountain is traditionally the southern boundary of the region known as the Lehigh Valley. ...


January lows average -7.3 °C and highs average 1.3 °C. The lowest officially recorded temperature was -26.7 °C in 1912. July lows average 17.6 °C and highs average 29.2 °C, with an average relative humidity (morning) of 82%. The highest temperature on record was 40.6 °C in 1966. Early fall and mid winter are generally driest, with October being the driest month with only 74.7 mm of average precipitation.[1] 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


Snowfall is variable, with some winters bringing light snow and others bringing numerous significant snowstorms. Average snowfall is 823 mm per year,[2] with the months of January and February receiving the highest at just over 228.6 mm each. Rainfall is generally spread throughout the year, with eight to twelve wet days per month,[3] at an average annual rate of 1105.4 mm. [4]


Demographics and statistics

Population

Historically, the population of Allentown increased from 25,288 in 1890; to 35,416 in 1900; to 51,913 in 1910; to 73,502 in 1920; and to 96,904 in 1940. 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 106,632 people, 42,032 households, and 25,135 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,320.8/km² (6,011.5/mi²). There were 45,960 housing units at an average density of 1,000.3/km² (2,591.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.55% White, 7.85% African American, 0.33% Native American, 2.27% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 13.37% from other races, and 3.55% from two or more races. Nearly a fourth (24.44%) of the population were Hispanic or Latino. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 42,032 households in the city, of which 28.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The city's average household size is 2.42 and the average family size was 3.09. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.


Median household income

The median income for a household in the city was $32,016, and the median income for a family was $37,356. Males had a median income of $30,426 versus $23,882 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,282. 18.5% of the population and 14.6% of families were below the poverty line. 29.4% of those under the age of 18 and 10.3 percent of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Crime statistics

In 2006, the known criminal offenses in Allentown, as reported to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, included around 800 violent crimes and over 7,000 property crimes. With the exception of aggravated assault, Allentown exceeded national averages in all criminal categories. Cases of arson in Allentown were nearly double the national average[1]. Other crimes in Allentown that substantially exceeded national averages were robbery, murder and forcible rape. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


The total reported violent crimes in Allentown was comparable to the 2003 national average (1.01 times the average). Individual violent crime rates per capita compared to U.S. national averages were: robbery (1.54 times avg.), murder (1.47 times avg.), forcible rape (1.32 times avg.), and aggravated assault (0.57 times avg.).


The total reported property crimes in Allentown exceeded the 2003 national average by 1.21 times. Individual property crime rates per capita compared to the U.S. national average were: arson (1.71 times avg.), burglary (1.23 times avg.), larceny/theft (1.22 times avg.), and automobile theft (1.08 times avg.).


The city's crime statistics have been heightened over the past decade by growing gang-related crime and gang rival violence. The city also has seen a growth in drug trafficking and prostitution. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... These lollipops were found to contain heroin when inspected by the US DEA The illegal drug trade is a worldwide black market consisting of production, distribution, packaging and sale of illegal psychoactive substances. ... Whore redirects here. ...


Economy

While many of Allentown's major industrial businesses have disappeared over the past two decades as a result of foreign competition and other factors, Allentown continues to be a corporate headquarters for several large, global companies, including Agere Systems, Air Products & Chemicals, Mack Trucks, Olympus Corporation USA, Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) and others. Agere Systems Inc. ... Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ... Mack Trucks is one of the worlds leading truck-manufacturing companies. ... This article refers to a Japanese camera maker. ... PPL, formerly known as PP&L or Pennsylvania Power and Light, is an electric company headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. It currently controls over 10,000 megawatts (MW) of electrical generating capacity, primarily in Pennsylvania and Montana. ...


As of 2006, the largest employer in the city is Lehigh Valley Hospital, with 6,500 employees. Lehigh Valley Hospital is a network of three hospitals in Allentown and Bethlehem, serving as the primary hospital system for the Lehigh Valley, in Pennsylvania, United States. ...


The city has a strong tradition in the brewing of beer and was home to several notable breweries, including the Horlacher Brewery (founded 1897, closed 1978), the Neuweiler Brewery (founded 1875, closed 1968) and Schaefer, which brewery was later sold to Guiness for the manufacturing of malt beverages. A 16th century brewer A 21st century brewer This article concerns the production of alcoholic beverages. ... A selection of bottled beers A selection of cask beers Beer is one of the worlds oldest[1] and most popular[2] alcoholic beverage, selling more than 133 billion liters (35 billion gallons) per year - producing total global revenues of $294. ... The following is a list of past and present Pennsylvania-based breweries and microbreweries. ... Two perfectly poured Guinness beers atop the Guinness factory, overlooking the city of Dublin. ...


Notable residents

Allentown is the birthplace of, or home to, several notable Americans, including: The following is is a list of notable people who were born, or who have lived a significant part of their lives, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...

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William Marchant (May 1, 1923, Allentown, Pennsylvania–November 5, 1995, Paramus, New Jersey) was a playwright and screenwriter. ... Edward T. McCaffrey (born August 17, 1968 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the New York Giants (1991-1993), San Francisco 49ers (1994) and the Denver Broncos (1995-2003) of the NFL. // McCaffrey played high school football at Allentown Central Catholic High School... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970... 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City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold and White Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967... Amanda Seyfried (born December 3, 1985 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American actress and former child model, best known for her roles in Mean Girls, Veronica Mars, and Big Love. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... Veronica Mars television series. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network. ... Big Love is an HBO television drama about a polygamous family, starring Bill Paxton, Chloë Sevigny, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin and Amanda Seyfried. ... Richard Arkwright Snelling (February 18, 1927 – August 14, 1991) was the Governor of Vermont from 1977 to 1985 and from January 10, 1991 until his death. ... 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Allentown in popular culture

Allentown's national reputation as a rugged blue collar city has led to many references to the city in popular culture: Allentown, Pennsylvanias national reputation as a rugged blue collar city has led to several references to the city in popular culture, including: // The city is globally known for a popular Billy Joel song, Allentown, which was originally released on Joels The Nylon Curtain album in 1982. ... A blue-collar worker is a member of the working class who performs manual labor and earns an hourly wage. ...

  • The city is globally known as the subject of the popular Billy Joel song, "Allentown," which was originally released on Joel's The Nylon Curtain album in 1982. The song depicts the resolve of Allentonians, amidst the rough and hardened life that characterizes this East Coast, industrial city. "Allentown" also references nearby Bethlehem, home of then-declining (and now defunct) Bethlehem Steel.
  • Allentown's Dorney Park has served as a filming location for movies including the John Waters' movie Hairspray (1988) and Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968).

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Media

Print

Allentown-based print media include The Morning Call, Allentown's daily newspaper, and Pulse Weekly, a weekly arts and entertainment publication. The Morning Call is a daily newspaper based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. ...


Television

Allentown is part of the Philadelphia DMA, though numerous New York City radio and television stations are also available in Allentown and its suburbs. There are two Allentown-based television stations: WLVT Channel 39 (PBS) and WFMZ Channel 69 (independent). A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ... WLVT-TV, located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a PBS television station carried on Channel 39 on the UHF band in the analog format and channel 62 in the digital format. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 354 member TV stations in the United States, with some member stations available by cable in Canada. ... WFMZ-TV is a general interest independent television station in Allentown, Pennsylvania, which is part of the Philadelphia DMA. Its studio and transmitter are located on South Mountain in Allentown. ...


Radio

Allentown's radio market is ranked the 68th largest in the United States by Arbitron's ranking system.[5] Stations operating in Allentown and neighboring townships include: Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ...

WAEB is a news, talk and sports radio station in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... WAEB-FM, commonly known as B104, is a contemporary/Top 40 radio station located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... WLEV is an FM radio station broadcasting on 100. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... WYHM is an AM radio station located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Ballpark Citizens Bank Park (2004–present) Veterans Stadium... WZZO, commonly known as Z-95, is a popular hard rock radio station located in Whitehall Township, outside of Allentown, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Education

Public schools

The City of Allentown is served by the Allentown School District, which is the fourth largest school district in Pennsylvania, with 17,521 students (based on 2004-2005 enrollment data). [6] School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ...


The city maintains two public high schools for grades 9 through 12, William Allen High School (which typically serves students from the southern and western parts of the city) and Louis E. Dieruff High School (which serves students from the eastern and northern parts). Although not located within the city limits, three large suburban high schools, Emmaus High School (in Emmaus), Parkland High School (in South Whitehall Township) and Whitehall High School (in Whitehall Township), also serve the area. William Allen High School is a public high school located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Louis E. Dieruff High School (typically referred to as Dieruff High School) is a public high school located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Emmaus High School is a public high school located in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Emmaus is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Parkland High School, located in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, United States, is a public high school serving students in grades 9 to 12. ... South Whitehall Township is a township located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. ... Whitehall High School is a public high school, based in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, in Pennsylvanias Lehigh Valley region, in the United States. ... Whitehall Township is a township located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. ...


Each of these Allentown area high schools competes athletically in the Lehigh Valley Conference. Allentown's high schools play their home football games at J. Birney Crum Stadium, a 15,000 capacity stadium in the city that once held the distinction as the largest capacity high school stadium in the state of Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Valley Conference is an athletic conference consisting of 12 large high schools from Lehigh and Northampton counties in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... J. Birney Crum Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Allentown, Pennsylvania. ...


Allentown School District's four middle schools, for grades six through eight, include: Francis D. Raub Middle School, Harrison-Morton Middle School, South Mountain Middle School and Trexler Middle School. The city is served by 17 elementary schools, for kindergarten through fifth grade, including: Central, Cleveland, Hiram W. Dodd, Jackson, Jefferson, Lehigh Parkway, McKinley, Mosser, Muhlenberg, Ritter, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Union Terrace and Washington. Several middle schools also house fifth graders.


The Roberto Clemente Charter School, also located in the Allentown School District, provides educational services to mainly Hispanic students in grades 6 through 12. Roberto Clemente Charter School is a Title I charter school located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... The Hispanic world. ...


Private schools

Allentown has two parochial high schools, Allentown Central Catholic High School and Lehigh Valley Christian High School, though both schools draw students from both Allentown and the city's suburbs. Other Allentown-based parochial schools (serving all grades) include: Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena School, Holy Spirit School, Lehigh Christian Academy, Mercy Special Learning Center, Our Lady Help of Christians School, Sacred Heart School, Saint Francis of Assisi School, Saint Paul School, and Saint Thomas More School. Parochial schools in Allentown are operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown. The Swain School, a non-sectarian private school founded in 1929, is also located in Allentown. Allentown Central Catholic High School is a parochial school located at 301 North Fourth Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Lehigh Valley Christian High School (LVCHS) is a private, parochial, high school located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown (Latin: Dioecesis Alanpolitana) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania. ... The Swain School is a coeducational, independent day school for students in preschool through 8th grade. ...


Higher education

Two four-year colleges are located in Allentown: Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College. Cedar Crest College is a private liberal arts college for women located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts college located in west-side Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...


Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Allentown plans to unveil Coca-Cola Park, a $34 million, 7,000-seat stadium, in early 2008. The stadium is being constructed in east-side Allentown and, beginning in April 2008, will be used as the home field for the Philadelphia Phillies' future AAA-level Minor League baseball affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Official groundbreaking ceremonies for the new stadium were held September 6, 2006 with construction scheduled to be completed in December 2007. League International League Division North Division Year founded 2008 Major League affiliation Philadelphia Phillies Home ballpark Coca-Cola Park Previous home ballparks Lynx Stadium City Allentown, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors furnace blue, brick red, steel Previous uniform colors black, red Logo design A stylized pig head made of iron and... Coca-Cola Park is a stadium in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania in the United States. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Ballpark Citizens Bank Park (2004–present) Veterans Stadium... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ...


The team's name is a reference to pig iron, used in the creation of steel, for which the region has become world renowned. Pig iron is raw iron, the immediate product of smelting iron ore with coke and limestone in a blast furnace. ...


Transportation infrastructure

Air transit

The city's primary airport, Lehigh Valley International Airport (IATA: ABEICAO: KABE), is located three miles northeast of Allentown in Hanover Township. Public bus transportation is available from Allentown to Lehigh Valley International Airport, and private bus service is available to the other regional airports. Lehigh Valley International Airport (IATA: ABE, ICAO: KABE), formerly Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton International Airport, is a public airport in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Hanover Township is a township located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. ...


Bus transit

Eighth Street Bridge (dated 1933) by Allentown artist John E. Berninger. Now known as the Albertus Meyers Bridge, this painting depicts a long since demolished neighborhood on Allentown's Lawrence Street.
Eighth Street Bridge (dated 1933) by Allentown artist John E. Berninger. Now known as the Albertus Meyers Bridge, this painting depicts a long since demolished neighborhood on Allentown's Lawrence Street.

Public transportation services provided within Allentown is provided by LANTA, a public bus system serving both Lehigh County and Northampton County. Several private bus lines provide nearly round-the-clock roundtrip daily bus service to New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and other regional locations. Image File history File links Berninger_eighthstbridge. ... Image File history File links Berninger_eighthstbridge. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Self-portrait, with brush and palette (year unknown). ... The Lehigh And Northampton Transportation Authority (known as LANTA), is a transit agency that provides public, fixed-route bus service throughout Lehigh County and Northampton County, in Pennsylvania, United States. ... Lehigh County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1752 Seat Easton Area  - Total  - Water 977 km² (377 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Port Authority Bus Terminal at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the main gateway for interstate buses into Manhattan in New York City. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City  142. ... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated March 1854 Government  - Mayor Bob Levy Area  - City  17. ...


Roads

Four expressways run through the Allentown area, with associated exits to the city:

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A future route from center city Allentown to Route 22 is scheduled to be built along the American Parkway bridge[2]. Currently, there are two Allentown roads called the "American Parkway". The first runs from Hamilton Street to North Front Street (west of the Lehigh River); the second road runs east of the Lehigh River, from Dauphin Street to Airport Road (near the Route 22 interchange). Once complete, both roads will be connected by the American Parkway bridge. Pennsylvania Route 987 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, running north from U.S. Route 22 past Lehigh Valley International Airport to Pennsylvania Route 946. ... Cedar Crest Boulevard is a major north-south highway in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Pennsylvania Route 222 (PA 222) or State Route 222 is a state highway located entirely in Allentown, Pennsylvania and its immediate suburbs along Hamilton Boulevard. ... Lehigh Street is a major road that connects Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the east to Emmaus, Pennsylvania in the west, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... PA Route 145 is a highway that runs 21 miles in Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into U.S. Route 22 in Pennsylvania. ...


Rail

Allentown is a major regional center for commercial rail traffic. Currently, Norfolk Southern's primary hump classification yards are located in Allentown. The city is also served by R.J. Corman Railroad. Historically, Allentown has been served by Central Railroad of New Jersey, Conrail, Lehigh and New England Railroad, Lehigh Valley Railroad, and Reading Railroad. While Allentown currently has no passenger rail service, several of the Allentown-area stations once used for passenger service have been preserved through their current commercial use. Norfolk Southern Headquarters Norfolk, Virginia. ... Chicago and North Western Railways Proviso Yard in Chicago, Illinois, December 1942. ... alternate logo The Central Railroad of New Jersey, more commonly known as the Jersey Central Lines or CNJ, was a regional railroad with origins in the 1830s, lasting until 1976 when it was absorbed into Conrail with the other bankrupt railroads of the U.S. Northeast. ... Conrail, officially known as the Consolidated Rail Corporation, is an American railroad company. ... The Lehigh and New England Railroad (AAR reporting mark LNE) was a connection from northeastern Pennsylvania towards the Poughkeepsie Bridge across the Hudson River. ... 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads The Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company (AAR reporting mark LV) was incorporated April 21, 1846 in Pennsylvania. ... 1923 map The Reading Company (AAR reporting mark RDG), usually called the Reading Railroad, and officially known as the Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road and then the Philadelphia and Reading Railway until 1924, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. ...


The last public rail service available in Allentown, which was part of the Bethlehem-Philadelphia service provided by Conrail under contract with SEPTA, ceased operating in 1979 as a result of state funding cuts and SEPTA's desire to terminate its non-electric train service. SEPTA redirects here. ...


Parks and recreation

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City parks

Much of the city's park system can be attributed to the efforts of industrialist Harry Clay Trexler. Inspired by the City Beautiful movement in the early 1900s, Trexler created West Park, a 6.59 acre park in what was then an upscale area of the city. Trexler also facilitated the development of Trexler Park, Cedar Parkway, Allentown Municipal Golf Course and the Trout Nursery in Lehigh Parkway. Trexler was also responsible for the development of the Trexler Trust, which to this day continues to provide private funding for the maintenance and development of Allentown's park system. Colonel Harry Clay Trexler with His Irons in the Fire. ... The City Beautiful movement was a Progressive reform movement in North American architecture and urban planning that flourished in the 1890s and 1900s with the intent of using beautification and monumental grandeur in cities to counteract the perceived moral decay of poverty-stricken urban environments. ...


City parks in Allentown include:

  • Bicentennial Park (4,600 seat mini-stadium built for sporting events)
  • Cedar Creek Parkway (127 acres, including Lake Muhlenberg, Cedar Beach and the Malcolm W. Gross Memorial Rose Garden)
  • East Side Reservoir (15 acres)
  • Kimmets Lock Park (5 acres)
  • Lehigh Canal Park (55 acres)
  • Lehigh Parkway (999 acres)
  • Old Allentown Cemetery (4 acres)
  • South Mountain Reservoir (157 acres)
  • Trexler Memorial Park (134 acres)
  • Trout Creek Parkway (100 acres)
  • Union Terrace (19 acres)
  • West Park (6.59 acres)

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Festivals

Two festivals are held annually in Allentown. Mayfair, an arts and crafts festival, is held each May. The Great Allentown Fair is held annually, in early September, on the grounds of the Allentown Fairgrounds.


Stadiums

The city has two large capacity stadiums. Coca-Cola Park, with a seating capacity of 7,000, will be completed in 2007 and used predominantly for Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball. J. Birney Crum Stadium, with a seating capacity in excess of 15,000, remains the larger of the two. Coca-Cola Park is a stadium in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania in the United States. ... League International League Division North Division Year founded 2008 Major League affiliation Philadelphia Phillies Home ballpark Coca-Cola Park Previous home ballparks Lynx Stadium City Allentown, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors furnace blue, brick red, steel Previous uniform colors black, red Logo design A stylized pig head made of iron and... J. Birney Crum Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Allentown, Pennsylvania. ...


The city has no large indoor stadium, but major sporting and concert events are held at Stabler Arena, in neighboring Bethlehem. Stabler Arena is a 5,600-seat multi-purpose arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, located in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...


Recreational sites in Allentown include:

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Landmarks and popular locations

Allentown landmarks and popular locations include:

Postcard (dated 1916) depicting Allentown's Eighth Street Bridge.
Postcard (dated 1916) depicting Allentown's Eighth Street Bridge.
  • Albertus L. Meyers Bridge (built 1912-1913). Originally known as (and sometimes still called) the "Eighth Street Bridge", it was later renamed for a well-known leader of the Allentown Band. At the time of its building, it was the largest concrete bridge in the world.
  • Allentown Cemetery Park (established 1765). Local veterans of the American Revolutionary War and War of 1812 are buried here.
  • Allentown Post Office (built 1933-1934). Contains murals by New York artist Gifford Reynolds Beal depicting local history.
  • Allentown Symphony Hall (built around 1896). Originally known as Central Market Hall and (from 1899-1953) as the Lyric Theatre, the building is known today as Allentown Symphony Hall. It once was one of the leading burlesque halls in the United States. In 1912, it was the site of speeches by Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.
  • Buchman House (home of Frank N. D. Buchman (1878-1961), founder of the Oxford Group and Moral Re-Armament religious movements.)
  • Butz-Groff House (built 1872 by local attorney Samuel A. Butz)
  • Center Square and Soldiers & Sailors Monument (erected 1889). Monument honoring veterans of the 47th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers from the American Civil War.
  • William F. Curtis Arboretum, on Cedar Crest Boulevard, at Cedar Crest College.
  • Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, one of the largest amusement parks on the East Coast.
  • Farmer's Market, Agricultural Hall, The Ritz, the Allentown Fairgrounds (established 1889) and the Allentown Fair (started 1852).
Allentown's 8th Street Bridge from M.L.K. Jr. Drive.
Allentown's 8th Street Bridge from M.L.K. Jr. Drive.
  • Hess's Department Store (closed 1996 and demolished in 2000).
  • Homeopathic Healing Art Plaque. Marks the location of the world's first medical college exclusively devoted to the practice of homeopathic medicine. Established in 1835, the college went bankrupt in 1845 and relocated to Philadelphia, where it developed into what is today Hahnemann University Hospital.
  • J. Birney Crum Stadium, the home football field for Allentown high schools (once the largest capacity high school football stadium in Pennsylvania).
  • Muhlenberg College is located in west-side Allentown.
  • Old Allentown Cemetery (established 1846). Tilghman Good (1830-1887), two-term mayor of the city and commander of the 47th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers during the American Civil War is interred here.
  • Old Court House County Museum.
  • Old Zion Reformed Church & Liberty Bell Shrine Museum. Located on Hamilton Boulevard in center city Allentown, it was the temporary home of the Liberty Bell in 1777[3].
  • Portland Place (former headquarters of Lehigh Portland Cement Company). Built in 1902 and remodeled in the art deco style in 1939-1940. Over the front door was a glass relief by artist Oronzio Maldarelli, which was the largest glass mural panel in the world at the time of its installation. When the company (now called Lehigh Cement Company) relocated, it placed the disctinctive sculpture in its new lobby.
  • PPL Building (built in 1926-1928). Building was designed by architect and skyscraper pioneer Harvey Corbett (who would later design New York City's Rockefeller Center) and was supervised by his assistant, Wallace Harrison (who would later design New York City's LaGuardia Airport, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the United Nations headquarters). The building exterior features bas reliefs by Alexander Archipenko. In 1930, the PPL Building was named the "best example of a modern office building" by Encyclopædia Britannica, and also featured the world's fastest elevator. The concrete used cement from neighboring Lehigh Cement Company, another company founded in Allentown. PPL recently constructed a platinum level LEED Certified office building, making use of sustainable development principles, across the street from its original PPL Building (affectionately called the "Tower of Power" by some local residents.)
  • Revolutionary War Plaque. Marks the Allentown location of a Revolutionary War hospital.
  • Trout Hall (built 1770). Oldest building structure in Allentown, once owned by Allentown founder William Allen.
  • Yocco's Hot Dogs (established 1922). The regionally-famous hot dog and cheesesteak establishment, with three locations in Allentown (Liberty Street, Hamilton Boulevard and Catasauqua Road) and three more in Allentown suburbs (Emmaus, Fogelsville and Trexlertown).

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Museums and cultural organizations

Allentown museums and cultural organizations include:

  • Allentown Art Museum (founded by Walter Emerson Baum, the museum's north wing was designed by Edgar Tafel, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright)
  • Allentown Band (founded in 1828, it is the oldest civilian concert band in the United States)
  • Allentown Symphony Orchestra
  • The Baum School of Art (established in 1926 by Walter Emerson Baum)
  • Civic Theatre of Allentown[4]
  • Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology[5]
  • Lehigh County Historical Society and Lehigh Valley Heritage Center Museum[6]
  • Lenni Lenape Historical Society Museum of Indian Culture
  • Liberty Bell Shrine and Museum[7]
  • Marine Band of Allentown
  • Municipal Band of Allentown
  • MunOpCo Music Theatre
  • Pioneer Band of Allentown

The Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania. ... Walter Emerson Baum (December 14, 1884 – July 12, 1956) was an American artist active in the Bucks County area of Pennsylvania. ... Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867—April 9, 1959) was one of the most prominent and influential architects of his era. ... The Allentown Band, 1872. ... The Baum School of Art is a non-profit community art school located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Walter Emerson Baum (December 14, 1884 – July 12, 1956) was an American artist active in the Bucks County area of Pennsylvania. ...

Sister cities and twin cities

Allentown has two official sister cities as designated by Sister Cities International: For the 1997 film, see Twin Town Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between a city in the United States and a city in another country. ...

Allentown also has two designated "twin cities": Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel_(bordered). ... Maalot-Tarshiha (Standard Hebrew: מַעֲלוֹת-תַּרְשִׁיחָא, ; Arabic: معالوت ترشيحا, ) is a twin city in the North District in Israel, some 20 km east of Nahariya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Vinci is a town and comune of Firenze province in the Italian region of Tuscany, at 26 m (85 ft) above sea level. ...


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See also

List of Mayors of Allentown, Pennsylvania Categories: | | ...

References

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In the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania's third most populated metropolitan region, you'll find everything from fine dining to exhilarating tours and travel packages, championship golf courses, trendy shopping, and laid back wine trail excursions.
The Lehigh Valley's principal cities are Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton.
The Lehigh Valley is so named because it comprises an actual valley that lies between two large Pennsylvania mountain ranges, Blue Mountain to the north and South Mountain to the south.
Allentown, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3049 words)
Allentown is 60 miles (95 km) north of Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States, and 90 miles (145 km) west of New York City, the largest city.
Allentown was founded in 1762 by William Allen, a leading figure in the American Revolutionary War and one of the first Mayors of Philadelphia.
In the past, the population of Allentown rose at a sprightly rate, reaching 25,288 in 1890; 35,416 in 1900; 51,913 in 1910; 73,502 in 1920; and 96,904 in 1940.
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