This new exhibit will feature Allentown architect, Lewis S. Jacoby. Many of his buildings continue to be a part of Allentown’s changing cityscape. The Beaux-Arts classical Allentown National Bank Building, now home to the Center Square Apartments on the northeast corner of Seventh and Hamilton Streets; the Breinig and Bachman building, whose terra-cotta animals watch over traffic at the southeast corner of Sixth and Hamilton Streets; and Zion’s “Liberty Bell” Church, with its ornate, awe-inspiring sanctuary; all are the work of Lewis Jacoby. He also designed numerous homes, including that of General Harry C. Trexler. This exhibit coincides with the 125th Anniversary of Zion’s church sanctuary, and is a timely reminder of the many beautiful, historic structures in our downtown even as PPL Center and the City Center buildings take shape around them.
Visitors will learn about the life of Lewis Jacoby as well as the location of many of the buildings he designed. There will be a photo exhibit featuring a few of his Allentown structures with pictures from the past and present. Also, learn about architects in general, the tools they use, and the materials that go into building structures. The museum will also have a walking map available if any visitors wish to see the local buildings first hand.
If you are interested in helping with this exhibit please contact the museum at 610-435-4232 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for sponsors as well as anyone who may have additional information on Jacoby.
Howard Kulp Architects, PC
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT)
Nacci Printing, Inc.
William and Gail Remo
Charlie and Annette Thiel
Ann Wertman and Joe Zeller
Farr Associates Consulting LLC
Ellen Happ Architect, AIA
Pip: The Architect’s Apprentice
Opening November 21
Come learn about the history of some children’s toys that have traditionally been used to build houses. From Lincoln Logs to K’Nex, there are many wonderful toys to explore. Also see the beautiful gingerbread houses built by Pip himself.
More Pip the Mouse related events can be found on our Pip the Mouse page.