It’s true: The Lenape Building at State and Main streets in Doylestown once contained a bowling alley! This photo shows men doing utility work in 1946.
Mark Hamilton of Doylestown has a great postcard collection, and he was was kind enough to let me scan a few. This is one of my favorites: Postmarked 1908, the card shows a view of Plumstead Hill, looking north on Old Easton Road at the intersection of Curly Hill Road.
Skip Burcaw of Perkasie submitted this photo, taken in 1949 of him and three friends gearing up for some tobogganing in Furlong: (from left) Skip, Al Heston, Curt Clark and Mr. Schmidt (first name unknown). Skip writes: “In the background on the left is the Hosiery Mill built by my grandfather, G. Blechschmidt. The mill was built in 1930 and employed most of the Furlong residents. Also in the background is the gas station operated by the Turner Brothers.”
Scott King of New Hope submitted this photo of the Penn’s Park post office and general store, taken in Wrightstown Township around 1900. He writes: “This photo was given to me in the early 1980s from the last remaining member of the family who built the farmhouse and general store. Notice the horseless carriage, steered with a stick instead of a wheel.”
Patricia Stauffer of Sellersville submitted this photo, taken in 1931, of Sell-Perk High School’s girls basketball team. Patricia’s mother, Betty Bergey Hollenbach, is second from the right in the back row. The photo includes (front row, from left): Evelyn Bissey Clemmer, Esther Patton Benner, Edna Houck Miller, Laurella Nase, Lillian Moore Moyer, Sara Markley Hanns and Adele Sterner Barndt, as well as (back row, from left) Gladys Kramer Ziegenfuss, Francis Gulick Brownlow, Mary Weigner, Marjorie Crouthamel Orr, Marie Schneider, Evelyn Hoot, Betty Bergey Hollenbach and coach Marjorie Johnson. Today, the building that was Sell-Perk High School is Pennridge School District’s South Middle School.
The reverse reads:
Please excuse my not writing, have been so busy and sick, too, am right well now. When is your school out? Shall expect a visit from you. Would like to come up a few days after you get home.
Find Uncle Harvey on the postal.