Category Archives: Pennsylvania

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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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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32 and 36 N. Third Street, Easton PA

No. 32 (brownstone building to the left in the photo) was the Hohl House, but currently is divided into apartments and a retail store.  The 3 1/2 story Second Empire style brownstone showcases the typical Mansard roof and a decorative cornice.   George Hohl, … Continue reading

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20 No. 3rd Street: former Dr. Innes House (Easton, PA downtown historic district)

Currently the home of Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House, the Gothic/Jacobian Style house once had an indoor conservatory.  The property was sold to Charles Innes in 1847, with “right to use the Southern Wall of the Stone Messuage” (a … Continue reading

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Northampton Street: the Sherer Building

Route 611 (Front Street) runs alongside a section of the Delaware River in Easton and intersects with Northampton Street, which extends across the Free Bridge into Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Everything in this part of the country deals with the Colonial … Continue reading

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Northampton Street Free Bridge

The first crossing of the Delaware River between Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ was ferry in 1739, at the junction of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.  The ferry operated for 50 years until greater commerce and travel between the two … Continue reading

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