The dawn of the twentieth century finds Allentown, Pennsylvania a
bustling and industrious community. This Bird's Eye View map well
illustrates the growth of the town since the earlier 1879 map on file
with the Library of Congress. Inset around the edges of the map are
detailed illustrations of local businesses. Businesses and public places
referenced on the map and a list of inset illustrations is featured
below the picture on the right.
Allentown was sometimes known as
Northampton or "Northampton Town" until officially being named Allentown
in 1838. The place had also been known as "Allen's Town", after William
Allen, the largest landowner in the region, having purchased the tract
of land that Allentown is now situated on in September, 1735. William
Allen was to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the province
This example of a Bird's Eye View Map was published by
Landis & Alsop of Newark, NJ in 1900.
This beautiful map provides
a look at the beginnings of the city. Complete reference list below.
Features references to
the following locations:
Hotel and Grand Opera House, South Bethleham, PA.
Schadt & Co.
Grocers, 107-109 Hamilton Street
Phaon Diehl, Moving Van Co., 223-229
North Lumber Street
The Heilman Boiler Works, Front and Linden
The Lotte and Mazeres Co., Skein Silk Dyers, Allentown, PA
Hutchinson Furniture and Carpets, 48 North 7th Street
The Daily City
Item, Newspaper, 607 Hamilton Street
C. Buehler & Co., Parlor
Furniture, 11-15 Front Street
Tritschler's Bakery, 107 South 7th
Lehigh Valley Silk Mills, South Bethlehem, PA
John Knerr &
Co Grocers & Confectioners, 707 Hamilton Street
Henry Gabriel's Sons
Bleachers, Dyers and Finishers of Underwear, Manfacturers of Hosiery,
Foot of Water Street
The Windsor, hotel, Jos. F. Gehringer, Corner of
Hamilton and Lumber Streets
Kramers Music House, 544 Hamilton Street
F.A.R. Baldwin (Commonwealth Building)
The Morning Call, Publishing
Co., 16 South 6th Street
The American Business College, S.C. Speer,
Pres., 16-18 North 7th Street
Anewalt Bros., 615 Hamilton Street
Keck and Bro. Lumber Merchants, South Allentown, PA
Mills, South Bethlehem, PA
Lehigh Valley Decorating Co., Dinner, Tea,
and Toilet Sets, Barber Mugs, Etc., H. Foerster, Proprietor, 335
North Front Street
Lyric Theatre, Allentown, PA, Sixth and Court
Allentown Crockery Co., Importers and Jobbers of China Etc.,
37-39 South 7th Street
Ritter and Smith, Builders and Contractors,
Farr Building, Room 2
A.E. Bittner Grocer, Fresh Poultry and Country
Produce, 212-214 North 5th Street
Arbogast & Bastian, Dealer in
Wholesale Fresh Meats and Provisions, 7-23 Hamilton Street
Co., Lager Beer & Porter Brewers, 10 South 8th Street
Allen Stamp and
Stencil Company, 104-106 North 7th Street
The Great Allentown Fair,
17th and Madison Streets
Berninger Bros. Cigar Manufacturers,
243-45-47 North 4th Street
Allentown Boiler Works, Between Lehigh
Valley and Terminal Stations
The Allentown Foundry and Machine Works,
"LEADING PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS PEOPLE OF
Weisample & Jacoby, Commonwealth
Biery, James S. office, 531 Hamilton
Lichtenwalner, E.J., 609 Hamilton St.
Marsteller, James L.,
535 Hamilton St.
The Allentown National Bank
Lehigh Valley Trust and Safe Deposit Co.
The Second National Bank
Tritschler's Bakery, 107 S 7th St.
Allentown Boiler Works, Betwen Lehigh Valley and Terminal Stations,
Proprietors Collum & Knouse
The Heilman Boiler Works, Front and
Linden Streets, M.E. Heilman, S.F. Jordan, J.N. Rhoda, Proprietors
Books, Stationery, etc.:
Shafer's Popular Book Store, Shafer, J.
Alfred, 33 N 7th St; also School and College Text Books, Artist's
Materials & Sunday school supplies, etc.
Brewing Co., Allentown, PA
Daufer & Co., 16 South 8th St
Wholesale dealers in Fresh Meat and Provisions, Arbogast &
Bastian, 7-23 Hamilton St, near Lehigh Valley Bridge
Martz, J. Howard, City Engineer, Allentown, PA
Grossart, Charles W., Allentown, PA
Bros., 243-45-47 N 4th St
Koch Bros., The Big
Store, 7th and Hamilton Sts.
General Club Supply Co., 131 S 4th St
Business College, 16-18 N 7th St., President, S.C. Speer
Contractors and Builders:
Martz & Son, Joseph F., office, Lyric
Theatre Bldg., Sixth and Court Sts.
Nagle & Son, James, 506 Hamilton
Ritter & Smith, office, Farr Bldg. Room 2
Importers and Jobbers of China, Glass, Queensware and Oil,
Allentown Crockery Co., 37-39 S 7th St.
Valley Decorating Co., Dinner, Tea and Toilet Sets, Barber Mugs, etc.,
H. Foerster & Co., 335 N Front St.
Watt, James Bond,
Corner of Walnut and 6th St.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc.:
H. Leh & Co., 626-30 Hamilton St.
Dyeing Estab. (Skein Silk Dyers)
Lotte & Mazeres Co., Allentown, PA
The Great Allentown
Fair, Pres. Hon. Jeremiah Roth; Vice-Pres. Rob. R. Ritter; Sec. Wilson
K. Mohr, E.; Treas. Altred W. DeLong
Farm Implements and Seeds:
Powell, W.B., 854 Hamilton St.
Foundry, Union Crop Leather Tanners, J.K. Mosser & Sons, Allentown, PA
Foundry (Iron, Machinists, etc.):
The Allentown Foundry and Machine
Works, Allentown, PA
Weaver, Hirsh & Co., Allentown, PA
Brass Works, 716 N 4th St, between Tighman and Greet Sts., Proprietor,
Furniture, Carpets, Oilcloths, etc.:
Hutchinson, A.D., 48 N 7th St., Furniture
A.E., Fresh Poultry and Country Produce, 212-14 N 5th St.
E.R., 347 N 2nd St., Wholesale and Retail Confectioners, Seeds of all
kinds, Oilcloth, Wood and Willow Ware
Schadt Bros. Wholesale Grocers,
107-109 Hamilton St., Canned Goods, Spices, Salt Fish, Vinegar, Sugar,
Hats, Caps and Furs:
Anewalt Bros., 615 Hamilton St.
Allen House, 7th and Hamilton Sts., Harris, proprietor
American Hotel, Hamilton and 6th Sts., George Seagreaves, proprietor
Grand Central Hotel, Hamilton St., Proprietor, Stroud
corner of Hamilton and Lumber Sts., Proprietor, Jos. F. Gehringer
M.S. Young & Co., 740 Hamilton St., Sole Agents
for Kelly Springfield Rubber Tires, Never slip Horse Shoes, Calks &
Rubber pads. Established, 1843
Mills, Court and Hall Sts., Swartz & Son, proprietors
Allen Steam Laundry, S 7th St., Proprietor, O.S. Hunsicker
Stables and Boarding:
Focht A. Harvey, 115 N Hull St., First-class
and stylish teams. Cab service
Martz & Son, 224 N 8th St (also
Neumoyer & Co., Livery and General Freight Delivery,
Law St., between Hamilton and Walnut
Lumber and Coal Merchants:
Keck & Bro., South Allentown, PA
Trexler, Harry C., 943 Hamilton St.
Moving (Furniture, Pianos, etc.):
20th Century Storage House,
223-25-27-29 N Lumber St., Office, 224 N 8th St., Phaon Diehl
Mfg. of Rubber Stamps, Stencils, Brass Checks, Seals, etc.:
Stamp and Stencil Co., 104-106 N 7th St.
Mfr. of Parlor Suite
Buehler, G. & Co., 11-15 Front St.,, also Poplar
and Maple Sts.
Mfrs. of Platform Spring Wagons:
Platform Co., corner of Fifth and Lawrence Sts.
Mfg. of Hosiery,
Bleachers, Dyers and Finishers of Underwear:
Henry Gabriel's Sons,
foot of Water St.
Kramer's Music House, 544
Hamilton St., K. Kramer
Aschbach, G.C., 529 Hamilton St.
Call Publishing Co., 16 S 6th St., Editor, C.W. Weiser;
Mgr. D.A. Miller
Democrat Office, Hamilton St; Editor, C.F. Haines
The Daily City Item, 607 Hamilton St, Cyrus Kuntz, Publisher and
Parks (Pleasure Resorts):
Dorney's Park. Take
Kutztown trolley, Centre Square
Central Park. Take trolley, Lehigh
Valley Tract. Co.
Good's Pharmacy, 803 Hamilton
St., Allentown, PA
Jeanes, E.D., 725 Hamilton
Tainton Bros., 131 South 4th St. College Studio
Jack David H., Center Square, Job Printers
E.F. Ochs &
Bro., 22 N 6th and 616 Court Sts.
Commonwealth Bldg., Hamilton St.
Kleckner, Henry T., 215 Hamilton
St., Rep. the Agricultural Ins. Co. of Watertown, NJ
Commonwealth Bldg. (also Fire Ins), South Allentown Land Improvement
Co., Lentz Bldg. rooms 7 & 8, Geo. H. Hardner, R.E. Agent, Pres. L.H.
Yeager; Vice-Pres. Col. Harry C. Trexler; Treas. T.F. Keck; Sec. Frank
Weidner & Nagle, 11 & 13 N 7th St., also Insurance and
Adelaide Silk Mills, Allentown, PA
Rionor Silk Mills, South Allentown, PA, Chas. A. Zinderstein, Proprietor
Lehigh Valley Silk Mills, S Bethlehem, E.J. Lipps, Treas.
Mills, Coplay, PA, E.J. Lipps, Pres.
Palace Silk Mills, South
Shoe Mfg. Cos.:
Wolfe Shoe Mfg. Co., Hall and
Court Sts., mfg. of women's and little gents' shoes, "Little Soldier"
line for boys.
Lyric Theatre, Sixth and Court Sts.
Opera House, 6th St.
Wyandotte Opera House, South Bethlehem
Wholesale and Retail Clothiers:
Koch Bros., Hotel Allen Building,
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