Bell Telephone: It wasn’t here, and then it was and now it’s not

Bell Telephone: It Wasn’t Here And Then It Was And Now It’s Not By Jack Coll 9-23-14 As work continues on the former Bell Telephone/Verizon Building located at Fourth Avenue and Fayette Street, I thought it might be fun to take a look back on Conshohocken’s history with the telephone and the ...

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This & That by Jack Coll

This & That By Jack Coll 9-14-14 Welcome to another edition of This & That, a column made up of tid-bits of information taken from the Conshohocken Recorder Newspapers from over the past 140 years among other publications. This & That is a column of tid-bits I’ve come across while ...

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The Lee Way – Part 2

The Lee Way Part-2 By Jack Coll 8-28-14      The Lee Way was a company newsletter put out monthly and sometimes bi-monthly by the former Lee Tire Company once located on Hector Street and North Lane.  Lee Tire & Rubber Company as it was known printed these company newsletters from the late ...

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New Target, Old Woolworth’s

I saw a lot of hype about the opening of a new, very large Target store in King of Prussia. You’ve probably seen it if you’ve been to the new WAWA there, or the new Chick Fil A. In fact, this Target has been labeled as the largest Target store on the East Coast. There... Read More

CAN’T THE ITALIANS JUST SHAKE IT OFF AND MOVE ON?

CAN’T THE ITALIANS JUST SHAKE IT OFF AND MOVE ON? Where Ya Gonna Go? By Jack Coll      In and around Conshohocken the Italians have come up with a new greeting, “Where you going,” “Where you gonna go.”  For a hundred and sixty years in Conshohocken the Italians would greet each other by saying ...

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Conshohocken Soap Box Derby, In The Beginning

Seventy Six Years Ago This Friday Walt Cherry, You Were The Man Conshohocken Soap Box Derby, In The Beginning By Jack Coll July 3, 2014        It was 9:00 a. m. at Mary Wood Park, more than a thousand residents attended the flag raising ceremonies officially opening the summer playgrounds.  A ...

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Independence Day; Conshohocken Style by Jack Coll

Independence Day Conshohocken Style No Discounts By Jack Coll 7-1-14   So here we are, Independence Day 2014, it’s a great time to visit the shore, after all they have an ocean and that pretty much makes them top dog on hot summer days.  Everyone has their favorite spot at the Jersey ...

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The Irish, West Conshohocken and St. Gertrude’s Church; by Jack Coll

THE IRISH, WEST CONSHOHOCKEN AND ST. GERTRUDE’S CHURCH By Jack Coll   Most towns in America have this wonderful history of people struggling to build a town, and most of those towns were founded on the backs of immigrants.  The histories of our churches in America are the same, built step ...

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The Conshohocken Bakery; The Sweet Smell of an Addition by Jack Coll

The Conshohocken Bakery The Sweet Smell Of An Addition By Jack Coll   On Wednesday evening, June 25th, the management of the Conshohocken Bakery invited residents, neighbors, friends, and officials to attend an unveiling meeting at The Great American Pub, to show off an expansion project ...

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St. Mary’s Church; A Little History and a Very Strong Opinion

St. Mary’s Church A Little History And A Very Strong Opinion By Jack Coll 6-18-14   For more than a century, West Elm Street has been home to hundreds of businesses owned and operated by Conshohocken families.  If you needed a donation for an event to benefit one of the many organizations ...

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