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“…of the most
benefit to humanity…
of the City of Allentown
and the County of Lehigh”
— from the will of Harry C. Trexler

<p>Re-Imagining<br />How We Help Each Other</p>
Annual Report

Re-Imagining
How We Help Each Other

“…it has been this year – this disruptive pandemic year – during which we have seen an even greater level of charitable commitment to those of us most in need.”

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Trust History
Trust History

Begun in 1935, the Trexler Trust has awarded more than $172 million to the City of Allentown’s Parks and charitable Lehigh County organizations serving children, elders, and adults in the areas of education, social services, and the arts.

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General & Mrs. Trexler
General & Mrs. Trexler

In January of 1885, Harry C. Trexler married Mary Mosser. The only daughter of a wealthy tanner, Mrs. Trexler managed the household affairs and founded the Needlework Guild of Allentown. The Trexlers established the tradition of Romper Day for Allentown’s children.

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Allentown Parks
Allentown Parks

In addition to establishing West Park, General Trexler began the development of Lehigh Parkway with the gift of 30 ½ acres along the Little Lehigh. The Trexler 144-acre estate, Springwood Park, is now Allentown’s Trexler Memorial Park.

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Trexler Nature Preserve
Trexler Nature Preserve

General Trexler’s Game Preserve began with 1,100 acres. Bequeathed to the Citizens of Lehigh County for use as a public park, the Trexler Nature Preserve boasts nearly 20 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.

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<p>Allentown’s PPL Tower Built in 1920</p>
General Trexler’s Lehigh County

Allentown’s PPL Tower Built in 1920

“The greatest source of happiness, I believe, was to help the development of things – whether they were flowers, fruits or industries.”

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