Parkland Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019
breaking news

Group to meet on Feb. 7

By The Press in News Briefs


Allentown AARP Chapter No. 5415 will meet noon Feb. 7 at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.

The program will be Jeff “Elvis” Krick.

Nonmembers and guests are welcome to attend.

Bring a nonperishable...

PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANTAllentown State Hospital, 1600 Hanover Ave., Allentown, which was in operation Oct. 3, 1913, until Dec. 17, 2010, as a psychiatric hospital, is set for demolition later this year. The Pennsylvania Department of General Services hosted media for a walk-through on Jan. 24.

Letter to the Editor

By The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Years ago, before I knew what the buildings even were, I remember driving past the former Allentown State Hospital and doing a double take.

I pulled onto the campus and took a walk. The stately grounds and handsome...