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Muncy in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Main and Water Streets

 
 
Main and Water Streets Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
1. Main and Water Streets Marker
Inscription.  

Several general mercantile businesses occupied this corner before the Muncy Banking Company organized and opened its doors for business in 1893.

The name was officially changed to The Muncy Bank and Trust Company in 1962 and it remains a community owned bank.

The historic photo of the bank, at right, was taken following the 1936 flood.

Just down the street, you'll find the Fort Brady Hotel. The original section was built circa 1810 as a private residence and is toward the rear of the property.

Its next owner, Robert Risk, capitalized on the canal era when he converted the property into a hotel that he managed until 1860.

The Risk family built two substantial homes on North Main Street - No. 28 and No. 106.

The Fort Brady, in the background of the photo at right, also was known as the Franklin Hotel, the United States Hotel, the Crawford Hotel and the New Crawford Hotel.

The Opera House and The Ritz
In 1913, Frank Fahnestock bought the Opera House, which was located just around the corner on East Water Street, for his pool hall and movie house.

Ten years later, his new theater, the Ritz, with

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its electric piano, opened with the "Queen of Sheba," playing to a sellout crowd. The theater showed its first talking vaudeville picture in April 1929.

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Erected by Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History, PA DCNR, Susquehanna Greenway, et al.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
 
Location. 41° 12.346′ N, 76° 47.181′ W. Marker is in Muncy, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Water Street (Pennsylvania Route 405), on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 North Main Street, Muncy PA 17756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The McCartys and the Muncy Historical Society (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Muncy (about 600 feet away); Muncy Woolen Mill (about 700 feet away); Muncy Normal School (about 700 feet away); Muncy's Post Office (about 700 feet away); Riebsam House (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muncy.
Main and Water Streets Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
2. Main and Water Streets Marker

 
Also see . . .  Muncy Historical Society PA. (Submitted on July 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Former Mozley's Opera House on East Water Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
3. Former Mozley's Opera House on East Water Street
Former Mozley's Opera House Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
4. Former Mozley's Opera House Entrance
Ritz Theater image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
5. Ritz Theater
Ritz Theater Marquee image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
6. Ritz Theater Marquee
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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