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
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Aerial views -- Pennsylvainia -- Allentown; Urban renewal -- Pennsylvainia -- Allentown; City planning -- Pennsylvainia -- Allentown; Factory buildings
Smolski, Chester, "Allentown: Project Area" (1965). Smolski Images. 960.
aerial; railroad; urban renewal; construction; vacant land; industry;