Bethlehem Press

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Deed Day

Monday, April 4, 2016 by KAREN SAMUELS in Local News

The first event of the 275th anniversary celebrations of Bethlehem

Hundreds of visitors enjoyed a trip back in time Saturday at the Moravian Archives of Bethlehem … 275 years back in time to be precise.

For one day only, the original 1741 title deed for Bethlehem was on display for the public. Depending on when one arrived, entertainment was provided by the Bethlehem Area Moravian Trombone Choir or the members of Moravian College’s Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia performing Moravian instrumental and choral music. The instrumental and choral music, written by the extraordinary American born John Antes (1740-1811), pleased the crowd, as well.

'Magnificant view' - But just what is a Hoover-Mason Trestle?

Thursday, July 9, 2015 by KAREN SAMUELS in Local News

In 2012 the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority announced that it planed to turn the Hoover-Mason Trestle into an elevated walkway. The authority would fund this project through property taxes.

The Bethlehem Steel site became a Tax Incremental Financing District in 2000, meaning taxes normally collected for the school district will be used for redevelopment.

Although Sands owns the trestle, as well as the five remaining, 200-foot-tall blast furnaces, they were eager to see the redevelopment authority restore it.