Local History Books
Remembering Norristown, Stories from the banks of the Schuylkill River – by Stan Huskey
BK061 | $ 19.99
Local journalist Stan Huskey brings together lively vignettes and fascinating firsthand accounts to introduce such characters as Union general Winfield S. Hancock, hero of Gettysburg, and baseball greats Tommy Lasorda and Mike Piazza. From tales of calamitous train wrecks to the bygone era of streetcars.
Images of Rail – Southeastern Pennsylvania Trolleys by Kenneth C. Springirth
BK193 | $ 21.99
Trolley cars linked the city of Philadelphia to the towns of southeastern Pennsylvania. Using historic photographs and route maps, this book traces history of the trolley cars and their routes.
They’ve been Down So Long….Getting up’s Still on Their Minds – by Michael E. Tolle
BK120 | $ 19.95
This work by urban historian Michael E. Tolle examines the past, present and future of eight classic American mill towns on Pennsylvania's lower Schuylkill River. Its target audience is community activists in the eight towns and, by extension, activists in similar communities.
Images of America – Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships by David R Contosta and Gail C. Momjian
BK192 | $ 21.99
The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods and towns across the country. Using Historic photographs, this history of Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships captures the spirit of the people and the places that made Plymouth and Whitemarsh the towns they are today.
What Killed Downtown? Norristown, Pennsylvania, from Main Street to the Malls – by Michael E. Tolle
BK136 | $ 24.99
In 1950, the classic American downtown of Norristown, Pennsylvania, centered on the six blocks of Main Street, was the bustling commercial heart of central Montgomery County, and had been for over a century. With depression and war in the past, downtown merchants looked forward to an extended period of prosperity. It was not to be.
Images of Modern America – Cruising in Montgomery and Berks Counties - by Tina M. Kissinger
BK186 | $ 22.99
Montgomery and Berks Counties have been central to the car industry for decades, employing residents of the cities and surrounding small towns. Today, longtime residents enjoy reminiscing their beloved cruising pastime, with many belonging to historical automotive clubs.
Then & Now Norristown by Jack and Brian Coll
BK043 | $ 21.99
Using historic Pictures, this volume recounts Norristown borough’s humble beginnings and documents the strength of the community.
Images of America – Norristown - by Michael Bono and Jack Coll
BK184 | $ 21.99
This book offers a delightful flashback to the fascinating history of Norristown through vintage photographs from area residents and organizations.
Penn State Abington and The Ogontz School by Frank D. Quattrone
BK191 | $ 21.99
An illustrated history of 100 years of education at the campus, "Penn State Abington and the Ogontz School." This pictorial history traces the evolution from a private finishing school for affluent girls to an affordable public college that draws students from 17 states and 29 countries
History of Bridgeport, Pa 1851-1951 - by Edward Pinkowski
BK020 | $ 1.00
An early history of Bridgeport printed 1951.