Norristown – Then and Now

E Main St

Currently, the Historical Society of Montgomery County is working on a project to scan the thousands of historic photographs in our collection.  While scanning this afternoon, I came across a couple of nice photographs of nineteenth-century Norristown, and I thought it would be interesting to see how these spots look today.  This image is identified as 452, 454, and 456 E. Main St.  The gentleman in the picture is a Dr. Bradley.

Here is the street view of the same houses from Google Maps:

500 main

This picture shows something we don’t see too  much of anymore – a harness shop, once located at 113 E. Main St.

Fulton Harness

And here’s the same spot today from Google Maps Street View:

113 main

This block didn’t survive as well as the 500 block did, but it’s fun to see how things change around us.  We should have more interesting historic pictures as the scanning project continues.

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