Neighborhood

Southside Bethlehem

 

Eight neighborhoods that flank Bethlehem’s Southside Central Business District offer the ideal opportunity to balance living and working.  Quality-built, affordable homes and creative talent are located in dynamic neighborhoods rich with history. Beyond the bricks and mortar, the Southside is a kaleidoscope of culture.

 

South Bethlehem was home to Bethlehem Steel Corporation, one of the nation’s largest steel producers, and the landmark blast furnaces stand in testimony of its might. Developed during the late 1800s, Southside’s neighborhoods near “the Steel” reflect the prominent architectural styles of the era and the prosperity of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century industrialists.  The cultural diversity of the community reflects the immigrant populations that settled in South Bethlehem over the past 150 years.  A “city of Steeple,” the skyline of South Bethlehem is defined by the faith that each of these communities brought as they found opportunity.

 

Bethlehem Commerce Center offers prime industrial property in the region’s largest rail-served industrial park.  Located minutes away from the interstate highway system, Bethlehem Commerce is the Mid-Atlantic opportunity for industry and commerce.

 

Neighboring Property Owners

 

The following are our neighbors!  They have asked that we are mindful not to park on their property or trespass in any way, and not to have dogs relieve themselves on their property.

 

               Weldship Corporation, 225 West Second Street, Bethlehem, PA  18015-1250

Weldship was founded in 1946 by John Evans, Jr., to fabricate welded barges used by Hudson River refineries to transport petroleum products. Demand for barges decreased as shipbuilding grew, and Weldship diversified into the industrial gas industry. In 1971, Weldship acquired tube trailer maintenance facilities and began fabricating and servicing trailers as well as building and leasing its own fleet. By the 1980s, Weldship had expanded its capabilities and customer base, leasing equipment and providing services to the leaders of the industrial gas and specialty chemical markets as well as their distributors. In 1990, Bob Arcieri and Bill Angus acquired Weldship from the original owner. Since that time Weldship has grown significantly, expanded its facilities, added experienced and dedicated personnel, and is focused on new opportunities and markets to serve a growing base of customers on a global basis. With the advent of the new millennium, an ambitious expansion plan was initiated. The Bethlehem, Pa., plant was renovated and expanded to become a state-of-the-art facility with capabilities for acoustic emission, ultrasonic and hydrostatic testing, painting, and maintenance. The acquisition of Texas Trailer Corporation, Gainesville, TX, in 1999 was a first component of Weldship's expansion plan, as Weldship extends its reach with new capabilities across North and South America.

 

 

Arts Quest - Banana Factory – 25 W. 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 10815

Arts Quest looks for ways to celebrate art in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The not-for-profit group promotes performing and visual arts through classes, after-school programs, and, mainly through its three signature venues. Banana Factory is an arts center with two galleries and about 25 studios offering classes, lectures, and touring works from around the world. It is funded by Christkindlmarket, Arts Quest’s European-themed Christmas arts and crafts fair with more than 150 vendors. Muskfest, the organization's original program features more than 300 musical performers in an annual weeklong festival that attracts more than a million people each year. Arts Quest began in 1963 as the Bethlehem Musikfest Association.

 

IQE Inc North America Manufacturing Plant - 119 Technology Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18015

IQE is the world leading supplier of semiconductor wafer products for wireless and optoelectronic components, photovoltaics and silicon based epitaxy.