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

Montgomery Broom Factory

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. Montgomery Broom Factory Marker
Inscription.  

Brothers Milton and Nelson Montgomery began the Montgomery Broom Factory, located on Blair Street, in 1870. In 1934 Evert Swarts and his uncle Samuel Montgomery assumed ownership. It became known as the Montgomery-Swarts Broom Company. In 1946 the business moved to Briscoe Springs.
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In loving memory of Uncle Sam Montgomery
and my father, W.E. Swarts
Donated by
Louise Swarts Clarke and Family

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove City and Louise Swarts Clarke and Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 41° 9.632′ N, 80° 5.185′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north. Markers on west face of obelisk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 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. Police Chief Charles "Charlie" Ray (here, next to
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
2. Montgomery Broom Factory Marker
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this marker); Slippery Rock & Grove City Railway (here, next to this marker); DeFrance Drug Store History (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Aviator Earl Saundt's Demise (a few steps from this marker); Company M, 112th Infantry Regiment, in World War I (a few steps from this marker); Grove City Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Bashline-Rossman Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); James V. Perry and WEDA-FM (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 . . .
1. History of Grove City PA. (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pennsylvania's Historical Industries: Broom Making (Hoover). (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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