Old Allentown Preservation AssociationPreserving Our Past and Cultivating Our Future Together
The mission of OAPA is to support the Old Allentown Neighborhood and its residents in cooperation with partners to maximize resources for community growth, engagement and historic preservation.
Neighborhood improvement projects are made possible by our dedicated volunteers and the generous financial support of our members, sponsors, and grant providers. From tree planting to facade restoration and everything in-between, OAPA is working hard make Old Allentown a unique and beautiful neighborhood.
OAPA hosts several membership and fund raising events each year. Many of our members have graciously opened their homes and back yards over the years to host various events. Join us for the annual house tour or a neighborhood BBQ. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and promote the neighborhood.
One way of showing your support for Old Allentown Preservation Association is by becoming a member. Your membership allows OAPA to continue the vital work of neighborhood revitalization through physical improvements and community development programming. Sign up and become a part of the OAPA family.
Featured Blog Post
OAPA building recently repaired and painted
By Geoff Brace A bright sunny evening as the OAPA board meets for its monthly board meeting. The building is looking nice with recent significant repairs and a fresh coat of paint.
Links To Neighborhood Resources
Historical Architectural Review Board
HARB reviews proposed new construction, demolitions, and exterior alterations to structures within the historic districts, and makes recommendations to City council based on HARB’s Guidelines for Historic Districts.
Allentown Preservation League
APL is an all donation, all volunteer organization. If you have old house parts — doors, windows, trim, hardware, etc. — you are no longer in need of, bring them in! Keeping building materials out of landfills is good for the environment and your wallet! Donations are tax deductible, just ask for a form when you drop off your items.
Shade Tree Commission
The care and maintenance of all shade trees between the curb and the sidewalk is the responsibility of the homeowner.
The City of Allentown’s Shade Tree Commission maintains jurisdiction of all shade trees or trees planted in the public right of way.
Recycling & Solid Waste
Visit the Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste for information on recycling and trash removal, SWEEP ticket enforcement, yard waste disposal, electronics recycling, Graffiti Busters, and more.
Please help keep Allentown clean. Check before you put it on the curb for collection.
Allentown Police Department
Keep Allentown safe.
If you see something, Say something.
Police non emergency