In 1965, Butler Street became part of the Packer Avenue Urban Renewal Project. The project demolished homes, schools, and businesses to allow for the expansion of the Lehigh University Campus. The Lost Neighborhood tour seeks to document locations lost to the Packer Avenue Urban Renewal Project. Work on documenting some locations, such as Butler Street is still ongoing. We appreciate your interest in Butler Street and we hope that you return to check on our progress.
In the mean time, you can help us recreate the neighborhood and keep the stories alive! It is our intention that this tour will become a collaborative forum where residents of the Lost Neighborhood can contribute their memories, so if you have photographs or memories of Butler Street, please share them with us!
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Bethlehem, PA 18015
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015