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Views of Narberth Past

Coal yard, about 1905

Image source: Postcard photographed and published by Philip H. Moore, Philadelphia; collection of the Lower Merion Historical Society

Addresses in view: Water Tower (†1919)

modern view of the historical image seen from the same viewpoint
20 May 2017

C. P. Cook (second wagon from left) started in business February 1905. The rail siding can be seen on the 1953 aerial photo of Narberth's downtown and the 1961 map. Other landmarks visible are the 1890s water tower and the frame building above the trestle constructed at Hampden and Windsor in 1896 as a temporary chapel following the Narberth Presbyterian Church fire. It was moved here as the first home of the Narberth Fire Company 1897-99. It was used as storage by C. P. Cook and replaced in the 1920s by the brick building that in 2017 houses the Little Gym.