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Walk June 22 Through Pottstown’s Storied Past

The St. Clair Mansion (above) is long gone from Pottstown, but where was it located and how was it used? Learn more on a free tour

POTTSTOWN PA – The 200 block of East High Street, between Hanover and Penn streets, will be the history-rich subject of exploration as the Pottstown Historical Society conducts the next installment in its continuing series of walking tours, scheduled for June 22 (2017; Thursday) from 6-8 p.m. beginning at the lot at 220-222 E. High. The event is free and open to the public.

The society, with offices at 568 High St., said the short block encompasses more than twenty historic addresses. During the tour participants will learn about two major fires on High, one of which destroyed five buildings. They’ll also be asked to guess the oldest building on the block, look for the building that bears its owner’s initials, find Pottstown’s first Sears & Roebuck store, and learn about contributions made to the borough by local notables Bunting, Beecher, and Drinkhouse.

Tour groups will leave from the lot about every 15 minutes, depending upon attendance. Parking will be available in a nearby parking Queen Street area accessible from North Penn or North Charlotte streets.

Tours are being held again this year in conjunction with the downtown Pottstown Farm and Artisan Regional Market (FARM) program. Fresh produce and locally made products will be offered for sale directly by their producers on the same 200 block of East High, every Thursday from 5-7:30 p.m. between June 1 and Nov. 21.

Photos from the Pottstown Historical Society

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