20 November 2014

Those Places Thursday: A glimpse of Coatesville past

Coatesville was once a bustling town. Main Street was filled with stores. People walked the streets and, at Christmas time, Santa came to town. The annual Christmas Parade still brings Santa to town. This postcard shows Coatesville in a different era.

Notice the Sears Roebuck and Co., located in the Central Building. It is between Beneficial Loans and Woolworth Co. Other stores seen here on the North side of East Main Street are: Newberry Co., Young's Pharmacy, and Lipkins.

The undated Chrome card is clearly from the late 1960s or early 1970s time frame, judging by the cars.

Those Places Thursday is a genealogy prompt of GeneaBloggers.
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.