Posted on August 18, 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 local people were talking about in early July 1964

Noted below are news items first published in local papers 52 years ago:

  • Downingtown Borough Council turned down a request to re-zone an 8-acre tract, bordering Routes 30 and 113, so a 252-apartment complex could be built there. 
  • More than 75 residents of West Pikeland Township came to a supervisors’ meeting to voice their opposition to a proposed zoning amendment, which would allow a nursing and convalescent home to be built on a 97-acre tract at Route 113 and Clover Mill Road.
  • Wallace Township residents were encouraged to hear what its planning commission had done to prepare for the impact of the development of Marsh Creek State Park. “We want to protect our residents against improper use and exploitation of our land and preserve the present character of the area as much as possible,” said Norman Piersol, chairman of the planning commission.
  • Teachers in the Pickering-Brandywine Joint School District who attended a reading course at Shippensburg State College were Mary Bennetch, Miriam Bond, Hannah Harper, Freda Johnson. Margaret McClintock and Rebecca Bray.

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