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National Register of Historic Places

Many local properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's official list of all cultural resources which are worthy of preservation. National Register listings ensure a property's preservation through a variety of methods. First, designation ensures the obvious recognition that a property is of significance. Second, National Register designation provides economic benefits, including eligibility for federal tax benefits and qualification for federal assistance in historic preservation as funds are available. The following is a list of all properties in Allentown that are currently on, or eligible for inclusion in, the National Register:

Properties Currently on National Register

  • Albertus L. Meyers Bridge - S. 8th St. over Little Lehigh Creek
  • Allentown Masonic Temple - 1528 Linden St.
  • Allentown National Bank Building (now Center Square Apartments) - 11 N. 7th St.
  • Americus Hotel - 541 Hamilton St.
  • Bogert Covered Bridge - Little Lehigh Park
  • Dime Savings and Trust Company - 12 N. 7th St.
  • Gauff-Roth House - 421 Auburn St.
  • High German Evangelical Reformed Church (now Zion’s Church) - 620 Hamilton St.
  • Hotel Sterling - 343-345 Hamilton St.
  • Lehigh Canal - along Lehigh River
  • Neuweiler Brewery - 401 N. Front St.
  • Old Lehigh County Courthouse - 501 Hamilton St.
  • Trout Hall - 414 Walnut St.
  • Zollinger-Harned Company (now Sovereign Building) - 603-613 Hamilton St.

National Register Eligible Areas

The City maintains a continued effort to identify additional historic resources within the city. Some properties not on the National Register have been determined to be National Register eligible. Generally speaking, these properties are seen to be equally suitable for the Register, but an official application and other necessary paperwork have not been completed. There are also larger areas which have been determined National Register eligible, including:

  • Old Allentown Historic District
  • Old Fairgrounds Historic District
  • West Park Historic District
  • Little Lehigh Parkway
  • Walnut St. Historic Area
  • Hamilton Street Historic Areas
  • North 4th St. Area
  • Muhlenberg College Campus
  • Allentown State Hospital Campus