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Grove City in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

History of Grove City

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. History of Grove City Marker
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The Montgomery Broom Factory opened in a house on Jackson Street in 1870 and later moved to Blair Street. In the 1920s the broom warehouse was destroyed by fire. When rebuilt, the inside wall was constructed with yellow bricks, which were removed from Broad Street when it was paved.
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In the 1870s Pine Grove had a bucket brigade for fires, no police, and gas lights had not come. The East Main Street Bridge sign read "Take notice. Anyone riding or driving a horse, mule, or horned cattle faster than a walk across this bridge will be liable for a fine of $5 to $20."

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove City and Friends of Dotty Stewart McGill.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsCharity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceLaw Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 41° 9.552′ N, 80° 5.193′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
2. History of Grove City Marker
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County. Marker is on Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214-216 South Broad Street, Grove City PA 16127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dotty McGill School of Dance (here, next to this marker); Wendell August (a few steps from this marker); McBride & McBride, Attorneys (a few steps from this marker); Brevet Brigadier General Norman J. Maxwell (within shouting distance of this marker); McMullen Travel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named History of Grove City (within shouting distance of this marker); Ted Hines and Pine Instrument Company (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named History of Grove City (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on one in a series of low sandstone obelisks along South Broad Street (the downtown commercial district) with markers on three sides and a cast Borough of Grove City emblem on the fourth side (facing the street).
 
Also see . . .  History of Grove City PA. (Submitted on April 14, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
History of Grove City Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
3. History of Grove City Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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