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Then and Now: Answer Edition

We reveal the answer to last week's photo challenge.

Another week, another impressive display of Phoenixville knowledge from Then and Now readers. Gerry Fox was the first to correctly identify last week's image as the site of the old Daily Republican Building.

Below, via our friend's at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area, is the full explanation:

The site of the old Daily Republican Building, this building was located at 167 Bridge Street.

The Daily Republican first started at 203 Bridge Street. In the 1890s after the newspaper became a daily paper, they moved to larger quarters at 167 Bridge Street. In 1950 they moved to a renovated structure at 225 Bridge Street which once housed the National Bank of Phoenixville. In 1958 the foundations of the building at 167 Bridge were used to construct the new United Steel Workers of America Building. The building has since been converted to retail space.

kimberly snook January 14, 2013 at 11:43 AM
It is the building where a bike shop is, Pacific Bead Company is located.
John Q. Public January 22, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Wow, you guys are good!

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