Monthly Archives: October 2016

Easton’s Route 611 Retaining Walls

The story behind the stone retaining walls that help protect the town of Easton, Pennsylvania from flooding of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers–which meet just to the left of this wall–have eluded me in terms of detail.  According to The Morning … Continue reading

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WPA stonework in Nazareth park

The borough park in Nazareth, Pennsylvania is an example of the park recreational facilities constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the New Deal Administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  This automobile traffic bridge directs traffic across a small … Continue reading

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Bristol Tennessee High School and the Castle Stadium: PWA, TERA, and WPA on the job for the nation

A magnificent example of Colonial Revival style set within a New South industrial townscape, the Bristol Tennessee High School has been an educational and cultural landmark since its construction. (Carroll Van West, Tennessee’s New Deal Landscape, 2001, p. 124) Features of … Continue reading

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Bachmann Publick House

The Bachmann Publick House (tavern or ale house) is the last stop for the Easton, Pennsylvania tour.  Today’s stop, as all of our streetscapes in Easton, are brought to you courtesy of the research done by local Easton historian, Richard … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon Hotel and Ale House

The former Mount Vernon Hotel and Ale House of Easton, Pennsylvania has a list of previous tenants and owners that would make your head swim!  Easton historian Richard F. Hope documented the history of this building, and its early beginnings. … Continue reading

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Simon Mansion, Easton PA

This is our last walk down North Third Street, for a stop at the Simon Mansion, no. 41.  It is now known as the Third Street Alliance for Women & Children.  The “High Renaissance Chateau” was built in 1902, designed … Continue reading

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40 & 42 N. Third Street: Easton PA

Number 40 North Third Street in historic downtown Easton is occupied by Sweet Girlz bakery.  The 3 1/2 story red brick building next to Easton Electronics was the residence in the 1880s and 1890s of Col. W. H. Armstrong and … Continue reading

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