Posted on September 25, 2014

What & Where Is This?

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

Downingtown area news 52 years ago

Noted below are news items originally published in local newspapers in early September 1962.
Although a few residential areas of West Whiteland had been receiving home delivery of mail via motor routes, all of the Exton area began to receive mail at home after a house numbering system was established throughout the township. “We used Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia plan, with even numbers on the south and west sides of a street, and odd numbers on the north and east sides,” explained township supervisor Harold Martin. Also, the Whitford Post Office was to be closed.
A total of 617 students were attending schools in the Pickering-Brandywine School District, comprised of the Brandywine-Wallace, Chester Springs and Upper Uwchlan Elementary Schools. The total included more than100 kids enrolled in the district’s first kindergarten class. And about 400 books were donated by members of the Upper Uwchlan Home and School League for the school district’s libraries.

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