A Third Street View

Looking east on Third St. at the intersection of New St. hardly seems possible without trolley cars or automobiles choking the streets in this 1921 photo of South Bethlehem. When comparing this view to the present day, a vast number of buildings have...

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Our Hungarian Heritage

Hungarians—the largest ethnic group of immigrants to settle in South Bethlehem—outnumbered the Czechs, Slovaks, German, Italians, Greeks, Poles, Ukraines, Croatian, Slovenes and Windish by the year 1910.   These Magyar immigrants from Hapsburg Austria-Hungary,...

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Cathedral Church of the Nativity

The 1887 Church of the Nativity incorporated the original 1865 structure, its belfry facing Wyandotte St. In 1791, the discovery of anthracite coal in Carbon County, attracted predominantly Welsh and Irish coal miners—by 1833, they had built the Lehigh Coal and...

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Flat Iron Building

Flatiron Hits the Century Mark The cover image, recently produced by Community Murals of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is a composite of three images: the Flatiron Building during the celebration of the Borough’s Semi- Centennial in 1915; a worker at Bethlehem Steel’s...

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Bethlehem Steel Store

The South Bethlehem Supply Co., Ltd., the Bethlehem Steel Company store which had a large grocery department and meat market, with entrances on W. Fourth St. and also Broadway. Vintage Santa Pin “Santa in a Roadster” Christmas memento, was offered to its patrons by...

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