See Rare Home Movies of Hellertown in the 1930s

Local history buff Danny Ruth screened some rare late 1930s home movie footage of Hellertown residents and the borough itself at Wednesday's well-attended meeting of the Lower Saucon Township Historical Society.

Some highlights of the featured clips that have been uploaded include:
  • Footage of a milkman delivering milk and other items door-to-door in Hellertown. Eager housewives can be seen greeting and paying him.
  • The old Water Street covered bridge, which was being dismantled in 1937 in preparation for the construction of the current two-lane span across the Saucon Creek. The Heller Homestead can be seen in the background, to the left of the bridge.
  • Footage of students walking (and in some cases, running) near the former Hellertown High School (which today is Saucon Valley Manor) on Main Street.
  • Clarence Trauger operating an early grader. A trolley car is visible in the background.
  • Footage of Hellertown's Main Street, lined with mature trees at its southern end and noticeably free of traffic for most of its length.


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