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Source: July 2003 Volume 40 Number 3, Page 112

Then... and Now
Berwyn Ice Plant

Page 112

Illustration from page 112

The tall square building in the middle is the red brick 2,000 ton ice storage plant built in 1913 by the Bryn Mawr Ice Company. The company began in 1901 as the Berwyn Ice Plant on the site of a 50 gallon per minute spring at the location shown here in Berwyn at Lancaster Avenue (Route 30) and the intersection of Old Lancaster Road on the north and Midland Avenue on the south. A sign on the top of the ice plant said "Ice Never Fails." The building was demolished in 1971. This 1962 photograph is by Dorothy Reed.

Illustration from page 112

Yang's Farmers Market is now located in the low white building to the right of the brick ice plant. The market appears in the 1963 Property Atlas of the Main Line... This 2003 photograph is by Roger D. Thorne. Both photographs look north across Lancaster Avenue.


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