VIEWS OF THE COUNTY | Monroe County Historic Photo Album
From the Gap to the refreshing spectacles of Buck Hill Halls and Bushkill Falls to panoramic views available from Mount Pocono, the landscape offers a never-ending, ever-changing show. Even today's most densely built commercial corridors are framed by picturesque mountain vistas.
These pages contain some views taken between 1836 and 1936 of towns and natural landmarks. Print out the pictures and take them with you on an afternoon exploratory mission to capture the same scenes today and compare the differences. Even the more built-up areas are beautiful.
Walk along Fulmer Street in Stroudsburg to see the view pictured from Crowley’s Heights. For a clearer view, you’ll need to go when the trees are bare. Then head on down to Route 191, through South Stroudsburg, across Route 611 and up to where Stroudsmoor is now. That site used to be the Highland Dell House. From there, look north – if you can find a place to peek between the homes and trees – and imagine how Stroudsburg looked in the 19th century.