Historic Pottstown Walking TourAbraham Weitzenkorn was born in Leitmar, Germany. He came to America at the age of 17, settled in Pottstown, and began his trade as a peddler. A favorite of his patrons, he prospered and in 1864 started a business at 108 S. Hanover St. Keep in mind that this was at the time that Abraham Lincoln was President. Abraham eventually purchased 143 and 145 High St., and in 1877 built a new store. As an interesting sidenote, the first private electric lamp in Pottstown was installed in Abraham's store in 1889. Upon his retirement in 1908, he sold his Pottstown store to his son Morris. Another interesting sidenote is that for many years, Morris resided at the last stop on the tour, the Grubb Mansion, until his death in 1945.
|Placed By||Marc and Gregg Weitzenkorn and Pottstown 250th Anniversary Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 3:57pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 444620 N 4455257|
|Decimal Degrees||40.24593333, -75.65111667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 14.756', W 75° 39.067'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 14' 45.36" N, 75° 39' 4.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||484, 610|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 145 E High St, Pottstown PA 19464, US|
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