May 13, 2010
Brian's Callaway's story on the Whitehall Historic District made me feel my age. I clearly remember when the buildings mentioned were brand new. The District lies between Allentown's border, at the bridge over Sumner Ave. on 7th Street, and Route 22.
The photo, by Monica Cabrera, which accompanied the story, showed a supermarket from the early 1950's. Disturbing, was the fact that the story didn't mention that the structure was built as a Penn Fruit Supermarket, known for the distinctive barrel roof design. Although several people were quoted in the story, apparently such historical facts predate them all. Perhaps I should buy the hair dye while I still have some hair.