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Muhlenberg College

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1905. Chew and 24th sts.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The Lutheran college, founded in 1867, was originally housed in James Allen's Trout Hall ( LH6) until an endowment by Asa Packer, founder of Bethlehem's Lehigh University ( NO41), enabled the college to build a new campus on its present site in 1905. Within a decade the area around campus began to fill with single-family and double houses, and soon became the town's most desirable residential district.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Muhlenberg College", [Allentown, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 296-296.

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