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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

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Location of Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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1Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — All Veterans Walk of Honor
Dedicated to all the men and women who served their country in peace and war This gazebo honors Gold Star Mothers Our sacrifice is not forgottenMap (db m160482) WM
2Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Annie Wittenmyer
. . . Map (db m23279) HM
3Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Bahr Arcade — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
The original structure on this site was a mansion built in the early 1840's by Jacob S. Yost, a Congressman and Federal Marshall [sic]. It was the birthplace of Jacob's nephew George Yost Coffin, a famous political cartoonist, whose work appeared . . . Map (db m22496) HM
4Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — First Iron Bridge
The first iron truss bridge in the U.S. was built in 1845 in the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad blacksmith shop, just south of here. It was designed for the railroad in 1844 by Richard B. Osborne.Map (db m23782) HM
5Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Freight Station - AAA East Penn — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
Pottstown's growing importance as a regional manufacturing center prompted the Reading Co. to upgrade its facilities here in the 1920's. On the 26th of December in 1924, the Reading Co. revealed plans for the construction of a new $1,000,000 . . . Map (db m23815) HM
6Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — G.A.R. Statue — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
A memorial to veterans of the Civil War, this statue was given to G.A.R. Post No. 595 by Miss Annie Richards in memory of her brother Mathias Edgar Richards. The dedication took place on July 4, 1893 at 11:00 am. At the ceremony, a gavel carved . . . Map (db m22498) HM
7Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Graham Post No. 106 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial — Our Fallen Comrades
Erected by Graham Post No. 106, Grand Army of the Republic July 4, 1879 to commemorate the services of those who defended the nation in the Civil War of 1861-1865Map (db m24028) HM
8Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — In Honor and Remembrance
In Honor and Remembrance of the Heroes and Victims in the Fight Against Terrorism and to Celebrate the Enduring Spirit of All Americans Map (db m160492) WM
9Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — M5 3-Inch Anti-Tank Gun — World War II — In Service 1943 - 1945 —
Developed by the U.S. to Combat German Armored Vehicles in the Italian and Northwest Europe Campaigns. Currently Used by the Presidential Salute Battery.Map (db m160487) HM WM
10Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Philadelphia Steam Engine Fire Co. #1 — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
After a series of bad fires in 1870, Borough Council recognized the need for a local fire company and sent representatives to Philadelphia to purchase their first piece of equipment, a hand drawn pumper apparatus, from the Philadelphia Fire Company . . . Map (db m23849) HM
11Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Pottsgrove Manor — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
In November of 1751, John Potts, iron master and merchant, entered into an indenture to purchase two tracts of land from Samuel McCall, Jr. and his wife Anne. This land, situated at the confluence of the Manatawny Creek and the Schuylkill River, . . . Map (db m23853) HM
12Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Pottsgrove Manor
Built in 1752 by John Potts (1710-1768), ironmaster & founder of Pottstown. The manor was located at the center of a 1,000 acre plantation that included the town, an iron forge, gristmills, and other businesses by 1762. The town was incorporated . . . Map (db m84924) HM
13Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Pottstown Brewing Co. — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
In 1886, Joseph M. Selinger moved his brewery from a stone building about a mile from Pottstown at Glasgow to a three story brick building at High & Manatawny Sts. near the “Barn Houses” that were built on the foundation of the stables . . . Map (db m23859) HM
14Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Pottstown Historical Society — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
Since 1936, the Historical Society has dedicated itself to promoting interest in the historic background of Pottstown and to preserving materials which illustrate that history. In 2000, the Historical Society continued its commitment to historic . . . Map (db m23218) HM
15Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Pottstown War Memorial — Greater Love Hath No Man Than This — That a Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends —
In proud remembrance of Pottstown heroes who gave their lives in the Great World War for freedom justice and humanity World War II Dec 7, 1941 - Sept 2, 1945 In grateful tribute to those of this community who gave their lives . . . Map (db m23281) WM
16Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Pottstown World War II Memorial — Dedicated - September 7th, 2008
In Memory and Honor of 106th Infantry Division Purple Heart 164th Combat Engineers In Memorial Forever All World War II Veterans Harleysville National Bank MIA and KIA All Served US Navy WW II . . . Map (db m160488) HM
17Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Reading Passenger Station — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
When people learned of the railroad coming to Pottstown in the 1830's, the two rival hotel keepers, John Boyer and Joshua B. Missimer, vied for their business by building hotels on either side of the railroad tracks. Both lost out. In 1939 [sic - . . . Map (db m23201) HM
18Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Site of Old Burial Ground
The Gift of John Potts - Founder of Pottstown to Early German Settlers of the Lutheran and Reformed Faith A.D. 1752 ————————— On the adjoining bronze tablets are inscribed the . . . Map (db m23136) HM
19Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — St. Clair Mansion — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
The St. Clair Mansion was built by John Potts, Jr., the third son of the founder of Pottstown. A judge of the Common Pleas Court, he elected to remain loyal to England during the American Revolution and had to flee the country when his properties . . . Map (db m23185) HM
20Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — The Elks Home — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
Local residents have long admired this beautiful mansion built in 1888 by Jacob Fegely, which since 1913 has served as the home of the B.P.O.E. Pottstown Lodge No. 814. This was not the first mansion on the site, however. The original structure . . . Map (db m23778) HM
21Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — The Grubb Mansion — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
The Grubb Mansion, located at 1304 High Street, is a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1906 by William I. Grubb. Mr. Grubb began his career as a slater and a carpenter. In 1893, at the age of 37, he formed a bicycle manufacturing company in a small . . . Map (db m23216) HM
22Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — The Hill School — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
Founded in 1851 by the Rev. Matthew Meigs, The Hill School originally was known as the “Family Boarding School” and housed in an elegant estate formerly owned by Pottstown's N.P. Hobart. It was the first school in the country where . . . Map (db m23301) HM
23Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — The Old Brick Church — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
Pottstown's oldest church was built in 1796 on the corner of Hanover and Chestnut Streets on ground given by John Potts. The building was erected by two congregations, the Lutheran and the Reformed, and was also known as the Union Church when both . . . Map (db m23193) HM
24Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — The PECO Building — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
On February 19, 1889, the Pottstown Light, Heat & Power Co., located on Queen St. west of Penn St., along the railroad tracks, brought electricity to Pottstown. That night, High St. was illuminated by a series of 2000 candlepower arc lights. The . . . Map (db m23817) HM
25Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — The Potts Family Burial Ground — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
From our earliest times, the cemeteries of Pottstown have been for the most part associated with churches. The original Sprogell burying ground was an exception, as was that of the Potts, Rutter and Hobart families (although this cemetery was in a . . . Map (db m23851) HM
26Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — The Pottstown News — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
In 1887, P. Elwood Baum purchased the newspaper that would eventually become the present day Mercury. At that time, Baum renamed The Chronicle, located at 18 1/2 N. Hanover St., The Pottstown Daily News. After Baum's death in . . . Map (db m23204) HM
27Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — The Security Trust Building — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
The stone dwelling that originally stood on this ground was built in 1770 by a member of the Potts family. In 1842, Jonas Smith bought it from one of its subsequent owners and opened a store. In 1886, the Security and Iron Banks purchased the . . . Map (db m23141) HM
28Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — The Shuler House
Of the inns that were established in Pottstown in Colonial times that survived until Civil War days, The Farmer's Hotel (fondly remembered by local residents as The Shuler House) proved to be the most enduring. Built in the 1700's, the inn's . . . Map (db m23144) HM
29Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Varsity Club Memorial
Varsity Club Memorial to Jacob C. Beam A.R.M. 2/C Born Sept. 23, 1923 Killed Aug. 21, 1944Map (db m160493) WM
30Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated by the Grateful Citizens of Pottstown, Pa. To the memory of the men and women of this community who gave their lives in defense of their country.
"That Government of the people, by the people and for the . . . Map (db m160480) WM
31Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Vietnam War — 1964 - 1975
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.Map (db m160484) WM
32Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — Weitzenkorn's Clothiers — Historic Pottstown Walking Tour
Abraham Weitzenkorn was born in Leitmar, Germany. He came to America at the age of 17, settled in Pottstown, and began his trade as a peddler. A favorite of his patrons, he prospered and in 1864 started a business at 108 S. Hanover St. Keep in mind . . . Map (db m23861) HM
May. 18, 2021