26 04, 2021

St. Lawrence Dairy and Luncheonette

2021-06-04T12:03:20-04:00April 26th, 2021|Businesses-Industry|0 Comments

St. Lawrence Luncheonette was a large and popular eatery that once hosted customers at 535 Penn Street. It was owned and operated by the St. Lawrence Dairy. Its ice cream and soda was understandably the most popular part of this operation. Below: Interior, [...]

23 04, 2021

Trexler Mansion – Elks Lodge – 46 South Fifth Street

2021-06-04T12:03:20-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Landmarks|0 Comments

The Horatio Trexler Mansion was built in 1869 in the French Second Empire style. The French Second Empire manner strove to imitate the French baroque elegance of the new architecture in Napoleon Ill's Paris. The small decorative porch to shelter callers - not for [...]

1 04, 2021

Ricktown Historic District

2021-06-04T12:03:20-04:00April 1st, 2021|Towns-Wards|0 Comments

Generally situated to the south of the Lebanon Valley Railroad between Schuylkill Avenue and North Second Street, the Ricktown Historic District extends south to the vicinity of Washington Street. The neighborhood is basically residential in character, although much of the residential development occurred [...]

25 03, 2021

Building of Skyline Drive Wall a WPA Project

2021-06-04T12:05:08-04:00March 25th, 2021|Landmarks|0 Comments

The roads that wind around Mount Penn to the Pagoda are lined with a stone wall that was built from 1932 to 1934. The original building of the wall was funded and constructed by the Federal government under the Administration of President Franklin [...]

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