Posted on April 28, 2016

Where and What Is This?

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The first person to correctly identify the site in the photo above will be recognized as a truly perceptive scholar. Please send your response to: Info@downingtownareahistoricalsociety.org.

What locals were talking about 68 years ago

Noted below are news items published in local newspapers in early October 1948:

  • Among the teams honored at the Downingtown Young Men’s Association’s second annual sports banquet was the Glasstown baseball team, which won the Downingtown Community Baseball League. Members of the team were: manager Bubba Mattioni, Calvin Mingione, Albert Pizzi, John Travaglini, Charles Forte, Thomas Peazzoni, Jack Lyons, Anthony Mattioni, Joseph Forte, Peter Ippolito, Vincent Massimini, Butch DiBernardi, Albert Menna, Matthew Menna, and Dominic DiEugenio. Also, Joan Pollock and James Davis were recognized for winning events in the Junior Olympics in Philadelphia.
  • Federal and state authorities raided a huge still in the Glenmoore area, which was operated by men from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Authorities said the still was capable of producing 2,500 gallons of 180-proof alcohol per day.
  • Sixty youngsters were attending the three-year-old Downingtown Friends School, according to Dorothy Davis, principal. The classes included: nursery, kindergarten and first through third grades.

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