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Date

4-1-1965

Description

This photograph shows the the Urban Renewal Project area of Allentown before construction began. As in many cities, urban renewal in Allentown displaced many individuals and families. While Allentown did achieve some new apartment complex's, elderly housing, and municipal buildings, a 1973 moratorium on subsidized housing, signed by Preisident Nixon, left much of the city with large areas of vacant land where there had once been neighborhoods

Notes

Bibliography: http://explorepahistory.com/hmarker.php?markerId=1-A-3DE
Retrieved 5 July 2012 http://www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Corrections/LehighCountyPrison/HistoryofLCP/tabid/280/Default.aspx
Retrieved 5 July 2012 http://www.allentownartmuseum.org/about-us/museum-expansion
Retrieved 5 July 2012

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Urban Redevelopment

Subject Headings

Aerial views -- Pennsylvainia -- Allentown; Urban renewal -- Pennsylvainia -- Allentown; City planning -- Pennsylvainia -- Allentown; Factory buildings

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Pennsylvania

City Name

Allentown

Keywords

aerial; railroad; urban renewal; construction; vacant land; industry;

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