Allentown saw significant economic growth in the 19th century due to the industrial revolution. it was an exporter of iron which was exported through the Lehigh Valley Railroad. This photo, likely taken around 1975, shows a rail yard, and some factory buildings typical. They are situated along Jordon Creek, which is a tributary of the nearby Lehigh River.
Creator 1 Role
Railroads -- Yards; Rivers -- Pennsylvania -- Lehigh Rive (Pa.);
United States of America
Smolski, Chet, "Allentown: Railroad Yard & Jordon Creek" (2013). Smolski Images. 931.
aerial, urban renewal, railroad, industry