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Source: October 2003 Volume 40 Number 4, Page 148

Then... & Now
North Valley Road, Paoli, PA

Page 148

Illustration from page 148

Left: North Valley Road, Paoli, looking north from Lancaster Pike toward the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge. The building on the right side of the road is the Canal Commissioner's Office, which collected the tonnage tax required by the Main Line of Public Works, originally a plan to cross Pennsylvania with canals and a railroad. The tall white building on the left side of the road with the Dutch-style roof was said to be one of the oldest landmarks in Paoli and was, at various times, a place for steam engine crews for the railroad, a salesroom and office of the Great Valley Mills in the 1920s and early 1930s, a gift shop, and a real estate office. It was demolished in January 1997. March 1948. Photographer unknown. Courtesy Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA.

Illustration from page 148

The same view on September 12, 2003. Courtesy Roger D. Thorne.


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