Welcome to the

Old Allentown Preservation Association

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Preserving Our Past and Cultivating Our Future Together

Since 1976 we have been dedicated to preserving the historic architecture of Old Allentown in Allentown, PA and to building a sense of community in our neighborhood. This site will provide you with information about OAPA, membership in the Preservation Association, Old Allentown's special events, the Old Allentown Historic District, our annual Old Allentown House Tour, OAPA's innovative Acquisition & Rehabilitation and Facade Restoration Programs and more.

We hope you enjoy exploring the neighborhood on our web site and invite you to make an actual visit to our neighborhood, either as an Allentown and Lehigh Valley neighbor, a day-tripper from Philadelphia or New York, or as a tourist visiting one of the premier historic neighborhoods in the United States.

The mission of OAPA is to preserve and foster pride in our neighborhood through communication, education, and social interaction. Our goal is to promote urban living, diversity, and Allentown's architectural legacy and heritage.

Old Allentown Preservation Association relies on the support of its members to carry out its mission in Center City Allentown. By making a small donation to OAPA, you become a member with full access to the news and information that keeps you up-to-date on happenings of the Association, from social events to legislative alerts.