Jun 11, 2021
A Family Story
As a boy growing up in Little Lehigh Manor, on the ridge above Lehigh Parkway, I explored the WPA structures when they were still comparatively new. Because of that background, I was able to uncover the Boat Landing, and advocate for our traditional park system. One of my father's uncles worked for the park system, caring for Lehigh Parkway.
What brought me to this post is my great grandmother's tombstone in Fountain Hill, which I recently visited. She is buried in an old Jewish cemetery that is no longer in use. Although, her tombstone is very old, it replaced an even older one , that then laid behind the former Wentz's tombstone factory at 20th and Hamilton, for many decades. I am the last Molovinsky in Allentown.
photo taken behind Wentz's before recent demolition of that facility.
reprinted from previous years