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Then and Now: Recognize This Place?

Test your borough knowledge with our weekly photo challenge.

How well do you know the borough?

The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area provided this photo. Can you name the spot where it was taken? Give the address or just name the building in the comments below, and we'll reveal the location next Monday at 5 a.m. Good luck!

Mark Chester February 18, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Looks like it is a side view (from Washington Avenue, looking north or north-east) of the Robb estate at Washington and Main, present site of the Presbyterian Church parking lot. The robb home later became the American Legion and then was demolished for a gas station, in turn razed for the parking lot we see today.
Greg Downing February 20, 2013 at 01:28 AM
I dont seem to have any thing to look at to even take a guess as to where in Phoenixville this location is so I am not going to guess. I do think the picture was taken either during the late 1800s or early 1900s by clothing selection. It is a really neat picture though.
Tom Sunnergren (Editor) February 20, 2013 at 01:32 AM
It is a great picture. You really can't say enough about the folks over at the historical society.
Jim L. February 20, 2013 at 03:03 AM
I grew up in Phoenixville, but I never remember seeing a place like this. A great old house which was obviously torn down before my time. Wish it was still here, so many of the big old houses are gone. Too costly to maintain, such a shame.
Betteanne Buchanan February 20, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Is this the back of the home that was beside St. Ann Rectory?

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