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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Conshohocken Man HUNG for Committing Murder

Conshohocken Man HUNG for Committing Murder 5/2/2017 by Jack Coll       Most residents won’t recognize this hood. It was THE HOOD placed over the head of Conshohocken resident James Clemmer moments before he was hung at the Montgomery County prison gallows on May 4th, 1899.        Clemmer ...

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Conshohocken Industry – a Few Rare Photos and Story

Conshohocken Industry – a Few Rare Photos and Story 4/19/2017 by Jack Coll photo by Gene Walsh photo by Doris Markley photo by Doris Markley        If you, your parents, your grandparents or relatives ever worked an industrial job in Conshohocken or West Conshohocken chances are their ...

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Does Anyone Else Miss or Remember Toad’s Tavern?

Does Anyone Else Miss or Remember Toad’s Tavern? 4/18/2017 by Brian Coll        Sometimes time has a way of playing tricks on your mind…. I think I was around 21 years old when Toad’s opened. It wasn’t the nicest place in Conshy, but for me and a group of friends it was ...

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It’s one of Those Mysteries….

It’s One of Those Mysteries…. 4/15/2017 by Jack Coll       Is there really an underground river flowing under Conshohocken?      In the chapter “Murders, Mysteries & Scandals” in the books Conshohocken & West Conshohocken – People, Places and Stories. You ...

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Black History Month – Medgar Evers He Fought for his Country, Our Country by Jack Coll

Medgar Evers He Fought for his Country-Our Country Then He Fought for his Country By Jack Coll I didn’t know much about Medgar Evers, but I did know this, he was an American civil rights activist from Mississippi. He was a college graduate and he was a World War II veteran who fought in the... ...

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A Conshohocken Treasure is closing its doors…

September 1st, 2016   Conshystuff learned earlier today that a Conshohocken treasure is closing its doors. Lower Fayette Street will most definitely look different in the near future as Light Parker Furniture will be closing its doors for good. There is a strong possibility that a small ...

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Then and Now – Calvary Church

7/14/16 photos by Gene Walsh and Brian Coll We noticed scaffolding going up around Calvary Church at 4th and Fayette this week. It made us think about the last time that church was “pointed” and we thought it was in or around 1984… we were right. We pulled up an old photo from ...

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