Manville Becomes a Borough 1929

Photo: John Mayola • Click Photo to Enlarge

Here is another great Manville Photo I got from the Somerset County Historical Society. It’s another great one. This is from the 1929 Parade celebrating Manville’s independence and new status as a Borough. This is Main Street and you can see the Johns Manville offices in the background (surely this was no coincidence) It looks like the road was freshly paved, and you can also see The Federal Creosote Company way off in the background. Manville was finally, literally on the map as a new independent, industrial power town. Must have been a pretty sweet party.

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