Originally Posted by Thundertubs
Thanks folks! I'll need to do the residential areas and industry in this town more in-depth some day.
And check out the West End sometime. It's truly beautiful. Allentown is actually a pretty diverse place. I moved there in 1971 from Albany (left in 1978 after graduating from William Allen HS). Downtown Allentown was an amazingly vibrant, crowded place. That new-ish PP&L complex at 9th & Hamilton, which I'm sure you noticed, used to be the site of the impressive Hess's Department Store, a real old-school gem. Further down Hamilton, east of 7th Street was Leh's Department Store, another old-school gem, though less upscale than Hess's. When I drive down Hamilton Street these days, I wonder how things can change so much.