Lower Milford Historical Society

Perkiomen Railroad Historical Society
02/01/2020

Perkiomen Railroad Historical Society

Dillinger Tunnel

Southeastern Pennsylvania Postcard History
01/16/2020

Southeastern Pennsylvania Postcard History

Looking east on Dillingersville Road at Zionsville Road, village of Dillingersville, Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County. Erwin Kramer’s store can be seen at left and it was attached to the house; unfortunately, a fire in 1918 destroyed or damaged much of the overall structure.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Postcard History
11/18/2019

Southeastern Pennsylvania Postcard History

Milford Cornet Band of Limeport, Lehigh County. This all male group had its day, playing at various events in the local area, but the ensemble was not long-lived.

Southern Lehigh Public Library
11/06/2019

Southern Lehigh Public Library

Are you interested in local history? You are invited to attend a presentation on the history of zinc mining in Friedensville at the Upper Saucon Township Municipal Bldg on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30PM.

09/08/2019

Come join us Monday night for our meeting at 7pm at the Lower Milford Township building

08/11/2019

We will not be having a monthly meeting this month, we hope to have one next month.

Lehigh Valley History
03/07/2019

Lehigh Valley History

The Carl School, in Corning, Lower Milford Township. 1909 class photo with teachers Alma Warly and Leva Erney. The schoolhouse was built in 1844 and was used as a school until the 1950s.

Perkiomen Railroad Historical Society
03/01/2019

Perkiomen Railroad Historical Society

#TBT 1960 Reading Iron Horse Ramble during a photo run by in Zionsville

Just outside Lower Milford in Palm
02/24/2019

Just outside Lower Milford in Palm

Postmark from Limeport post office, June 1888
02/22/2019

Postmark from Limeport post office, June 1888

02/11/2019

We will be meeting Monday night at 6:30 at the Lower Milford Township building

I saw this postcard and was amazed. I never saw a view of Limeport like this before. A guess would say this was from 190...
02/06/2019

I saw this postcard and was amazed. I never saw a view of Limeport like this before. A guess would say this was from 1907, if it is from the same set of postcards depicting Main Street (Limeport Pike)

Blue Church Road, looking from Limeport Pike, Limeport. “This is the road that leads to wisdom” for those who so choose; the schoolhouse is denoted with a small X in the distance. While the school still stands-modified-the building fully in view at left and the barn at right are gone.

Lehigh Valley History
01/27/2019

Lehigh Valley History

Limeport School, Lehigh County, PA, in 1937. The school was built in 1845 and served the community until 1951 when Lower Milford Elementary School was opened.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Postcard History
01/14/2019

Southeastern Pennsylvania Postcard History

A rural scene outside of “downtown” Hosensack, with the photographer’s “hand” highlighting the Reading Railroad’s station building. Our photographer’s hand was not so adept with the skill of writing his S correctly when done in reverse on the glass plate negative!

At the very edge of Lower Milford right before you get to Spinnerstown
01/04/2019

At the very edge of Lower Milford right before you get to Spinnerstown

Trinity Great Swamp Reformed (UCC) Church, Spinnerstown and County Line Roads, rural Spinnerstown, technically Lehigh County. Another southeastern Pennsylvania congregation which began prior to the Revolutionary War; the stone church now used was erected in the 1870s. It has undergone numerous renovations since then but still welcomes worshippers every Sunday.

Old road map of the area, my guess is from the late 1930’s-1940’s. Notice the lack of freeways and how very few of the n...
01/02/2019

Old road map of the area, my guess is from the late 1930’s-1940’s. Notice the lack of freeways and how very few of the numbered roads resemble their current alignment.

11/12/2018

Come join us at the Limeport Deli at 6:30 tonight

A little something that many of you might not have known- When 78 was originally proposed, it was not going to be aligne...
10/25/2018

A little something that many of you might not have known- When 78 was originally proposed, it was not going to be aligned with 309 going through Allentown. Instead it was going to continue southwest towards Limeport, swing over the mountain towards Vera Cruz then northwest towards Macungie before meeting back up with 22 just west of 100. The expense in blasting another highway through the mountain was far greater than the amount of blasting needed to expand 309. 78 would have never run through Lower Milford, but there probably would have been quite an impact. Just imagine how different things would have been if that happened....

Although the Blue Church is not located in Lower Milford Township, many Lower Milford residents attended this church ove...
10/14/2018

Although the Blue Church is not located in Lower Milford Township, many Lower Milford residents attended this church over the years.

St. Paul’s Lutheran “Blue” Church, corner of Blue Church Road and Applebutter Hill Road, somewhat between Coopersburg and Limeport. The congregation was established in the 1700s; the stone structure seen here and which is still standing was erected in 1833. Blue coloration of the stucco covering led to the name; that covering has since been removed and the pointed stonework is displayed.

10/13/2018

We are meeting this Monday night at 7pm at the Lower Milford Township building. Everyone is welcome to stop by.

09/14/2018

From time to time visitors to our page are encouraged by Facebook to make suggestions to edit our page. The most common request that we receive is to change our location from Limeport to Coopersburg. We choose to keep our location set as Limeport for a few reasons. The main reason is that it matches our mailing address of Limeport (PO Box 2 Limeport Pa 18060). Secondly, Limeport is in Lower Milford Township, and Coopersburg is a borough outside of Lower Milford Township. Also, when people, businesses and organizations start identifying themselves with other larger place names, the identities of our small communities begin to disappear (i.e. Hosensack, Plover, Kraussdale, Lanark).

When we are asked to verify the suggestion, it sometimes goes through automatically without our say, and can be difficult to change back. We welcome any suggestions that you may have, but we want to keep the names of our small communities alive. Thanks!

09/09/2018

We will not be having a meeting this month, our next meeting will be scheduled for Monday October 8th

How about another guessing game? This one should be pretty easy....
08/21/2018

How about another guessing game? This one should be pretty easy....

Ever wonder what happened at the first game played at Limeport Stadium?
08/18/2018

Ever wonder what happened at the first game played at Limeport Stadium?

08/12/2018

Our monthly meeting is going to be a week later this month, on the 20th at 7pm at the Township building

Lower Milford Historical Society's cover photo
08/09/2018

Lower Milford Historical Society's cover photo

How about a little guessing game...Would anybody like to guess where this photo was taken? Hint: The structure right beh...
08/08/2018

How about a little guessing game...Would anybody like to guess where this photo was taken? Hint: The structure right behind the chair is no longer there.

05/14/2018

Looking for something to do tonight? Come join us at our meeting at 7pm in the Lower Milford Township building.

Population chart of Lower Milford Township up to 1960 (includes Upper Milford prior to the township split in the 1850’s)...
03/26/2018

Population chart of Lower Milford Township up to 1960 (includes Upper Milford prior to the township split in the 1850’s) From the Township’s comprehensive plan of 1968. The population as of the 2010 census is 3775.

Fire Warden’s map-Based on the clues this would have been drawn up in the late 1940’s. Note the change in name of some o...
03/24/2018

Fire Warden’s map-Based on the clues this would have been drawn up in the late 1940’s. Note the change in name of some of the roads and house numbers. Also note how few people had telephone service at the time.

03/12/2018

We are meeting tomorrow night 7pm at the Lower Milford Township building. Want to learn a little something about local history? Want to share some of your experiences living or growing up in Lower Milford? Come pay us a visit!

03/07/2018
Railfan Depot

Just outside of Lower Milford but a lot of familiar scenery

Rare silent film of Lehigh Valley Transit. This is at Summit Lawn, Pennsylvania. From "Lehigh Valley Transit, Liberty Bell Route" by John Pechulis Media. All JPM DVDs are on a rare sale: 33% off! http://rfd.video/JPM33

Southeastern Pennsylvania Postcard History
03/07/2018

Southeastern Pennsylvania Postcard History

Corning School, Jan. 8, 1909, Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County. One of eleven schools in the township during the early 1900s. Located at 6152 Palm Road, it is now used as a residence.

Address

Lower Milford Township
Limeport, PA
18060

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Meets on the second Monday of every month at the Lower Milford Township building located on 7607 Chestnut Hill Church Road.

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Is there any history on the farmhouse at the corner of Dillingersville Rd. and Zionsville Rd, now known as 3941 Dillingersville Rd.? We are thinking of purchasing it and would like some history. It states in Real Estate description that it was once the Zionsville Post Office and Police Station.
Do you have "Friends" on your page? I live "across the border" in Milford Township but grew up in "Plover" Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, and have many photos and family history, including Plover Pond Orchard.
Any one have information on the residence on churchview road that was a school house at one time?
May Day 1960 Lower Milford
May Day 1960 Lower Milford
May Day 1960 Lower Milford
Article from The Morning Call, May 9, 1960 about Lower Milford May Day. photos to follow
The Morning Call - Nov 28, 1954
The Morning Call - June 14, 1947. I believe the baseball stadium graduations continued until the Southern Lehigh High School (7 - 12 grades) was built in 1955.
From The Morning Call -- April 11, 1954