Front Street in West Conshohocken (Recalling the Gas Explosions in 1931, 1947 and 1971)

  FRONT STREET IN WEST CONSHOHOCKEN Recalling The Gas Explosions In 1931, 1947, And 1971. By Jack Coll 8-10-18       I have a tendency to travel to Upper Merion Township quite frequently for business or to visit family and friends. (I know, most people call it King of ...

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Conshohocken – A Century Ago By Jack Coll

CONSHOHOCKEN—A CENTURY AGO By Jack Coll      It was springtime in Conshohocken, the year was 1918, a hundred years ago. Trolley cars rumbled up-and-down the picturesque tree-lined Fayette Street.  Trolley passengers admired the many mansions they rode past.  There were the Lukens mansions, the ...

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Remembering the Conshohocken Hullabaloo By Jack Coll

REMEMBERING THE CONSHOHOCKEN HULLABALOO By Jack Coll April 10, 2018 The following is an excerpt taken from the book, “Conshohocken & West Conshohocken-People, Places and Stories” Volume One.  The Book is sold out with about a dozen copies of Volume Two remaining for sale at Coll’s Custom ...

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Remembering Grand Openings By Jack Coll

  REMEMBERING GRAND OPENINGS They Really Were Grand Back Then! By Jack Coll   There was a time in this tight-knit community when everybody knew everything about everybody, and I mention that in a good way.  Residents in up-town and downtown knew what was going in in the shopping ...

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Conshohocken Pros vs The Philadelphia Yellow Jackets

CONSHOHOCKEN PROS VS. THE PHILADELPHIA YELLOW JACKETS YES, THE TWO TEAMS PLAYED EACH OTHER TWICE By Jack Coll   A week ago or so I gave a very brief history of Conshohocken’s Golden Era of early professional football and an elderly gentleman stopped by our shop to ask me if the early ...

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Memories of Conshohocken’s Professional Football Teams

Philadelphia Eagles Championship Stirs memories of Conshohocken’s Professional Football Teams By Jack Coll 2-27-18        During the early part of last century the borough of Conshohocken fielded some pretty good professional football teams.  In the fall of 1893 the first organized ...

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Rare Video of Battery C of Conshohocken

Rare Video of Battery C of Conshohocken World War 2 12/30/2017 by Jack Coll   Here is rare Video of Battery C parading down to the train station during World War 2. This originally appeared in the movie A Century of Football, Conshohocken, PA. By Jack Coll   This video, is unique and ...

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Remembering When Conshohocken Dealt with A Major Tragedy

Remembering When Conshohocken Dealt with A Major Tragedy 8/31/2017 by Brian Coll   As I watch the tragedy unfold in Texas  on TV (our thoughts and prayers are with them)  and as we end August my mind wandered to the largest fire in Conshohocken history. I know there was a worse tragedy in ...

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Conshohocken (old) Borough Hall is REALLY for Sale

Conshohocken (old) Borough Hall is REALLY for Sale 8/4/2017 by Brian Coll       I posted a photo of borough hall or Leeland mansion on Facebook the other night with the caption…. For Sale by Owner. I was actually surprised to read some of the comments. It appeared some people didn’t ...

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Trolley’s on Fayette Street, and a Death

Trolley’s on Fayette Street and a Death 5/6/2017 by Brian Coll        We are down to our final few days of taking orders at the pre order price of $120 for the set of Conshohocken & West Conshohocken books… call us at 610-825-7072 and order yours…..                Trolley ...

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