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Then and Now: Recognize this Place?

Be the fastest to correctly identify the location of this photograph.

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. We'll reveal the location next Monday at 9 a.m.

Gerry Fox July 09, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Looking north on Main Street from Bridge. The building on the right is Molly Maquires's today. The tall building on the left was an iron company shop but I forget which one.
Brad Gubanich July 09, 2012 at 02:03 PM
That is looking down North Main street towards the "Low Bridge". Picture taken next to what is now Molly Maguires
Mark Chester July 09, 2012 at 10:03 PM
It is indeed Main Street, looking north from the sidewalk alongside Molly Maguire's. The tall building on the left was the foundry's Pattern Storage building, where the foundry parking lot is today.
...pk July 10, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I wonder if the gasoline storage tank is still under the sidewalk?
Peter C. Brown July 11, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Yes - it is indeed North Main Street looking toward the "Low Bridge" over French Creek. The large tall building in the background was what was commonly referred to as the Pattern House, as I recall. Notice the old brick sidewalks! Some things really are cyclical, aren't they?!?!

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