2016 Lehigh Valley Awards

Land Development Project Winner


The NB Center for American

Automotive Heritage

City of Allentown




• AC Drive-In Holdings LLC

• Allentown Classic Motor Cars

• Benjamin L. Walbert Architects

• Brown Design Corp.

• City of Allentown

• Hanover Engineering Associates

• LB&W Design Associates, Inc.

• Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

• Pennsylvania Site Contractors, Inc.

• Shane Patrick Associates Inc.

• The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage

• World Wide Stereo


 Through the adaptive reuse of the former Boulevard Drive-In movie theater site, the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage project has successfully converted a long fallow East Allentown location into a 30.7 acre campus devoted to the restoration, preservation, education and promotion of American Automotive History. In addition to the fully restored and updated drive-in theater and the “proving grounds” for testing and displaying a collection of over 150 antique cars, the project includes a new clubhouse and entertainment facility that draws on Pennsylvania’s rural architecture, renovated industrial buildings supporting the organization’s endeavors, and a state of the art laboratory for the Historical Vehicle Association (HVA) to photograph, digitize and permanently archive American automotive history for the Library of Congress.


Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

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