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John Potts laid out his town on the Philadelphia plan in 1753 with streets paralleling the Schuylkill riverfront variously named for trees (Chestnut, Walnut, Beech) and royal titles (King, Queen), and a central High Street intersecting cross streets named for both local royalty (Penn, the main cross street) and English royalty (Charlotte, York, and Hanover). Several handsome churches, notably the early 1870s Christ Episcopal Church, give High Street an urban presence.

Writing Credits

Author: 
George E. Thomas

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