Union Terrace Amphitheater – Allentown PA

Description

Allentown’s historic and distinctive Union Terrace Amphitheater was constructed by the WPA. A brook separates the terraced viewing area from the stage. Stone structures, including stairs, abound.

Mcall.com article:

Union Terrace, Jordan Park, Fountain Park and the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown and Saucon Park, Monocacy Park and Franklin Park at Sand Island in Bethlehem were built under WPA and its precursor[s] …

“Probably it would have taken 50 years of slow progress to accomplish what has been done under WPA in two years,” Robert J. Wheeler, then-secretary to the Allentown Planning Commission, told The Morning Call in 1937.

Source notes

http://articles.mcall.com/1999-06-27/news/3245291_1_wpa-monocacy-creek-monocacy-park (accessed Dec. 25, 2017)

http://molovinskyonallentown.blogspot.com/2012/12/tragedy-at-union-terrace-amphitheater.html

http://articles.mcall.com/2011-09-04/news/mc-allentown-wpa-preservation-20110904_1_wpa-workers-lehigh-parkway-allentown

http://articles.mcall.com/2009-05-31/news/4382939_1_balboa-park-city-park-stone

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 25, 2017.

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Location Info


Union Terrace
Allentown, PA

Coordinates: 40.592810, -75.498181

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