From this undated brochure: “King of Prussia Plaza is a shopping world proud of its location in Valley Forge country. Not content to be the first and largest of its kind, it has continued to grow and has evolved into a one-location shopping realm……Planned for convenience, the plaza is made up of three esthetically inviting shopping areas. From the tree-lined
We recently received a package in the mail with a note “…This photo and newspapers were found amongst my mother’s papers. I would like to donate them to the historical society…” One of those was an August 20, 1980, King of Prussia Courier article, “Candlebrook – Convenience, Caring, Community.” Candlebrook was one of the first big sections in Upper Merion.
On January 11, 1993, Upper Merion became the first police department in Pennsylvania with the ability to access records in Harrisburg from computers in its patrol cars. Few police departments had the equipment because it was expensive. It cost Upper Merion $150,000 to install the computers in eleven of its patrol cars. Read the full article from the January 21,
The old clock tower stood for many years at the King of Prussia Plaza in the outdoor mall, and its chime could be heard throughout the township. When the Plaza underwent renovations in the 1980’s, the tower was dismantled and stored in the back corner of the parking lot. Years later, the mechanism was overhauled and used in the new