Welcome, The Old Allentown Preservation Association invites you to join us May 10th for our 37th Old Allentown House Tour!

Preserving Our Past and Cultivating Our Future Together

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The 37th Old Allentown House Tour Committee is proud to announce our schedule of free live entertainment for the Old Allentown House Tour & Street Festival on May 10th:

12:00 - 12:45 - The Gilbert Singers
12:45 - 1:30 - Zumba (may also lead groups throughout the day at their booth)
1:30 - 2:00 - Tai Chi (may also lead groups throughout the day at their booth)
2:00 - 3:00 - James Supra & the Sara Ayers Quartet
3:00 - 4:00 - Lilliana & Winston
4:00 - 5:00 - Grupo En Secuencia
5:00 - 6:00 - Strange Coincidences

 

The 37th Old Allentown House Tour featuring a group of historic homes in the Old Allentown Historic District will be held on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm.  Old Allentown's premier annual event will also feature a free street festival with vendors, entertainment, face painting, puppet shows, and a classic car show on Gordon St. between 8th and 10th Streets.  Some of the exciting vendors and entertainers scheduled to participate and perform this year include: James Supra & Sarah Ayers Quartet, Lilly & Winston, Strange Coincidence, Grupo en Secuencia, Zumba, Funtastic Faces & Body Art, E-Zee Concessions, The Yippee Show, and Tai Chi classes.  The James Supra &  Sara Ayers Quartet will be performing blues; Strange Coincidence will be perofrming rock and alternative; and Lilly and Winston will be performing a mix of country, reggae, pop/rock, and jazz; Grupo en Secuencia will be performing a mix of merengue, salsa, bolero, bachata, and cumbia.  The Old Allentown Street Festival is Free to the public.  House Tour Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the event, and $10 for Old Allentown Preservation Association (OAPA) members.  Tickets and Mother's Day Flowers (potted in 10" flower pots) will both be available for purchase at the information table at 8th & Gordon.  Will-call for tickets purchased in advanced will be at the Old Allentown Preservation Association Office at 147 N. 10th St.  Membership be available for individuals and families the day of the event at both information table at the pocket park at 8th & Gordon and at the OAPA office.  Volunteers are needed and welcome.  Individuals and organizations interested in volunteering for the event should e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with "House Tour Volunteer" as the subject.

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Since 1976 we have been dedicated to preserving the historic architecture of Old Allentown in Allentown, PA and to building a sense of community in our neighborhood.

This site will provide you with information about OAPA, membership in the Preservation Association, Old Allentown's special events, the Old Allentown Historic District, our annual Old Allentown House Tour, OAPA's innovative Acquisition & Rehabilitation and Facade Restoration Programs and more.

We hope you enjoy exploring the neighborhood on our web site and invite you to make an actual visit to our neighborhood, either as an Allentown and Lehigh Valley neighbor, a day-tripper from Philadelphia or New York, or as a tourist visiting one of the premier historic neighborhoods in the United States.



The mission of the OAPA is to preserve and foster pride in our neighborhood through communication, education, and social interaction. Our goal is to promote urban living, diversity, and Allentown's architectural legacy and heritage.

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