Then and Now: Recognize this Place?

Guess the location where this photograph of Phoenixville past was taken.

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!

Ike August 27, 2012 at 09:20 AM
Steve Fodor August 27, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Ed Jones August 27, 2012 at 12:17 PM
SE Corner Main and Bridge Streets. Now a parking lot.
Brad Gubanich August 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Are you kidding me? This same Then and Now was done back in January of this year. http://phoenixville.patch.com/articles/biggest-response-to-the-historic-phoenixville-photo-ever#photo-8903967
LocalGirl August 27, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Grants....but remember after that when it was turned into a Farmer's Market? And the little Amish cafe inside?
Susan Marshall August 27, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Brad, that's my fault, not the Patch. I submit these to the Patch for the Historical Society. I have a list of photos and forgot it had been used before.
Karen August 27, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Grants it is. A good question would be who is the police officer directing traffic while the traffic light is out....it's not Izzy Morgan, and not Villanova. It's not Bernie Godlewski, Henry Rodique, or John Kalavick. Who is it??
Tom Sunnergren (Editor) August 27, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Brad, for demonstrating your knowledge not just of Phoenixville, but of previous Then and Now installments, I hereby name you this week's winner.
ST August 27, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Looks like Harry Cowan aka Spike
Peter C. Brown August 27, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Agreed! It was Grants Department Store at the corner of Main & Bridge. I remember it well as many others do. I missed the one in January, so thanks for posting it again!
Brad Gubanich August 27, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Thank you Tom. Sorry Susan if I came off harsh there. I look forward to these Now and Thens and try (like many others) to be the first one to answer. I like the history lesson that comes with each submission. Is it possible to have a new submission every week instead of waiting through the "answer week" for a new one? Just curious.
Jay Stearly August 27, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Daniel Pipes August 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM
W. T. Grants. Lets be correct.
Susan Marshall August 28, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Brad, I would love to do a new photograph weekly, but time and other demands get in the way. Thank you for your kind feedback about the feature. I will try to find some challenging ones for you.


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