Jul 20, 2017
Allentown's Monuments Of Time
While Allentown City Council has been imploring the feds to rescue the town from our political turmoil, I have been surveying our timeless icons. Although, I cannot predict when Mr. Pawlowski will get a knock on his door, I can report on some needed emergency repairs.
Unlike Pawlowski who is responsible for his dilemma, the WPA structures continue standing despite the neglect. However, unlike people whose integrity is an internal trait, the structural integrity of these stone icons does require some outside attention.
A landing on the double stairway show above is starting to cave in. The seeping water in turn will damage the steps below it.
The bottom of the wall at the Union Terrace double stairway has some missing stones. These need to be replaced ASAP.
Unlike people who can be rehabilitated in prison, once these structures are gone, they're not coming back. In 25 years nobody will remember who Pawlowski was, but hopefully the stone icons of our park system will still be there.
Photos of the WPA structures and the campaign to save them by Molovinsky