Around Phoenixville

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The small town of Phoenixville has a multifaceted industrious past that developed around the Phoenix Iron Company, the silk mill, and the Byrne Knitting Mill. It grew steadily through an influx of European immigrants drawn to the area by the promise of work. This growth resulted in Phoenixville's many cultural institutions, such as the Knights of Columbus, the St. Anna Italian Club, and the Holy Trinity Church. The vintage postcards in Around Phoenixville depict the people, places, and events that have shaped the community's rich history and heritage, with images of such landmarks as the Phoenix Hotel, the West End Fire Company, and the construction of the Gay Street Bridge.
ISBN: 9780738572079
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 231
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Vincent Martino Jr. was born and raised in Phoenixville. He is the author of two other books about Phoenixville, in the Images of America and Then & Now series, as well as Northern Chester County and The Wildwoods: 1920–1970. His knowledge of the area's history has been cultivated through several years of study and research, and he has spent decades acquiring postcards and photographs.
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