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WC History

West Chester HistoryIndex of articles exploring various aspects of West Chester's history.

Launched May 4, 2015 | all articles by Malcolm Johnstone unless otherwise noted.

West Chester/Scarborough Fair Music Video, score by Malcolm Johnstone

History of West Chester, Pennsylvania, a collection of articles written or compiled by Dr. James A. Jones

Walking Tour of the Downtown Historic District, take a tour of the 16 most interesting historical sites and buildings in downtown.

The History of the "Mosteller Corner" in West Chester by Dr. James A. Jones

West Chester Then & Now, a County Lines Magazine pictorial (PDF)

Historic Milestones of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1609-Present

"Old Glory" stands proud as West Chester's iconic memorial, by Pam Powell

The block of Art Deco: The North High Street collection

The 1851 Telecommuter: the story of Emma Hunter

The youngest soldier to die in battle: Charlie King was only 13

97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Memorial

Launching Abraham Lincoln's Campaign for the Presidency: West Chester's historic moment

When trolleys roamed the Brandywine Valley

The Shipwrecked Entrepreneur: The story of West Chester's largest developer by Mustafa Filemban

The many faces of the Post Office

Mystery of the Underground Room Solved

Hidden in plain sight: Harry Rosin's greatest sculpture

The King of Goshen

The Irish Connection -- Wolfe Tone visits West Chester

Walking the "Uptown", book excerpt by Catherine C. Quillman and Sarah Wesley

Horace Pippin's West Chester: images of his hometown

The Oldest House in West Chester: preservation of the Dower House (book excerpt)

Preserving West Chester's historic character 

Past Chester County Historical Society Exhibit: Exploring the 1960s through film

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Updated June 19, 2017


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