Posted on April 24 2014

What & Where Is This?

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This photo of a former schoolhouse may not be easy to identify specifically, because many of them in the Downingtown area have been transformed into homes. The first person to correctly identify the site will be recognized as a truly perceptive scholar. Please send your responses to: Info@downingtownareahistoricalsociety.org

More local news originally published 52 years ago

The following news items were originally published in local newspapers in the latter part of May 1962.
The Downingtown Chamber of Commerce decided to sponsor a horse show in October. The committee responsible for the horse show included chairman Gene DiSantis, Joseph Mento, Charles Thompson and Ronald Lawlor. Proceeds from the show were to be used to buy Christmas lights for the borough’s business district.
Among the 28 Chester County taprooms, eating establishments and private clubs raided by the state police were these Downingtown locations: Glisson’s Tavern, Daylor’s Bar, Silver Dollar Bar, Crossroads Tavern, Roland’s Café and the Hotel Downingtown.
Bill Pollock, a DHS junior who came in second last year, won the 180 hurdles race at the Class B state track championships held at Penn State. And Downingtown’s 880 relay team—comprised of Pollock, Gordie Flowers, Andy Hardin and John Horsey—came in fifth.
Elected as officers of the Upper Uwchlan Home and School League were Mrs. James Martin, president; Mrs. Robert MacDougal, vice president; Mrs. Carl Kopenhaver, secretary; and Mrs. Preston Rishaw, treasurer.
Installed as officers of the Live Wire Bible Class at Downingtown Methodist Church were Mrs. Norman Whiteside, president; Mrs. Harvey Young, vice president; Mrs. George Wagner, secretary; and Mrs. William Woodward, treasurer.

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