The Evolution of West 1st Ave and Fayette Street

The Evolution of West 1st Ave and Fayette Street 12/5/2018 by Brian Coll   With the wrecking ball around the corner for the office building at 1st and Fayette, more and more people are asking what’s it going to be? Why are they tearing it down? What used to be there? When did they ...

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Conshohocken & West Conshohocken Neighborhoods, What Neighborhood do YOU Live In?

        CONSHOHOCKEN & WEST CONSHOHOCKEN NEIGHBORHOODS WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD DO YOU LIVE IN? By Jack Coll     Tracy Terraces in front of 1410 Fayette Street, Conshohocken embedded in the concrete sidewalk.   There are few residents living today in Conshohocken ...

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Conshohocken’s Biggest Parade – It Happened 100 Years Ago by Jack Coll

    CONSHOHOCKEN’S BIGGEST PARADE IT HAPPENED 100 YEARS AGO By Jack Coll 11-10-18   November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice at Complegne, France. The agreement brought the First World War to an end at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918. Each year ...

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Emidio Cardamone was The Man – Cardamone Established Conshohocken Little League

          EMIDIO CARDAMONE WAS THE MAN CARDAMONE ESTABLISHED CONSHOHOCKEN LITTLE LEAGUE By Jack Coll 8-23-18     My wife Donna and son Brian were quick to point out to me a photograph posted on Facebook about two weeks ago. A photograph run by CONSHYSTUFF.com ...

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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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