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Historic House Tour

West Park Civic Association 37th Annual House Tour

The West Park Civic Association’s Annual House Tour, held annually since 1982, will be held on Sunday, September 8, from 11:00am to 4:00pm.  The tour will feature a variety of homes and businesses that have been completely re-purposed or restored to their historic grandeur.  This year’s tour will also feature some adjacent areas of redevelopment.  Featured downtown will be The Vault, Center Square Lofts and Tower Five and RB Collection.  Throughout the tour visitors will see a variety of interiors & gardens reflecting detailed restorations as well as the latest in contemporary living.  Please be sure to visit the Community Music School for afternoon entertainment and while there, don’t miss the restored Hess Lounge, the epitome of Hollywood Glam style. The West Park House Tour is an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.  Come out and join us in celebrating the 37th Anniversary of this annual tradition!

The West Park Historic District

West Park was created from the collective vision of a few for the solace and enjoyment of many.  The arboretum, complete with a fountain and a band shell, is home to many rare species of trees.   West Park provides the city residents with a natural setting that offers rest and relaxation from the hustle and bustle of everyday living while adding to the rich cultural heritage of Allentown.  In 2001 a portion of the neighborhood between 14th & 17th Streets and Chew & Court Streets was designated The West Park Historic District.  This designation has the objective of preserving the exterior architectural beauty of the District’s homes.  The residents of West Park are steps away from the renaissance occurring in downtown Allentown.  The City of Allentown and the West Park Civic Association provide residents of Allentown and nearby communities with many opportunities for a rich menu of cultural activities set in the natural beauty of the changing seasons of the park.

The West Park Civic Association

The West Park Civic Association, a 501C3 Organization, was founded in 1976 to preserve, protect, enhance and promote West Park and the surrounding neighborhood.  The Association’s goals include preventing park and neighborhood blight and deterioration, promoting enforcement of laws and ordnances and encouraging harmonious relations among the neighborhood residents.

Advance tickets are available for purchase here and at the select Lehigh Valley businesses below.  Tickets may be purchased and prepaid vouchers may be redeemed at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 1620 W Turner Street the day of the event from 10:30am to 3:00pm.  

 Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the tour.

To buy advance tickets click here.

Advance tickets may also be purchased at the following locations:

Albright’s Hardware, C. Leslie Smith, BOUTIQUETOGO, Hummus House, Phoebe Floral, RE:find, Walter’s Pharmacy, & Weil Antiques.

Contact: Tom Yuracka, President, West Park Civic Association 610-737-7132

Earlier Event: July 2
Board, General Membership Meeting
Later Event: December 7
Annual Tree Lighting in the Park