Irving Place

Location: A one block street that runs North & South between Allen and North
Dates: 1855, originally named Bowery Street
Architecture: Variety, including Italianate, Queen Anne, Tudor Style, Shingle Style
District: Allentown Historic District
Important Notes: Residents became uncomfortable with the original name Bowery (due to Manhattan's Bowery wild reputation at the time). 

One of my favorite streets in the Historic Allentown District is Irving Place, a quiet and unsuspectingly beautiful stretch of 120+ year old homes and never-ending charm throughout. "Home to some of Allentown’s wealthiest residents, this was dedicated in 1855 as Bowery Street, indicating a place where trees bowered overhead, but was later changed to Irving Place to commemorate Washington Irving." (taken from the Allentown Association website) 
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