Germantown Avenue at Rittenhouse St.

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The Germantown and Perkiomen turnpike was finished in 1801. Until the time the city took over the road in the early 1870's, a toll booth stood on Germantown road opposite Rittenhouse Street, in front of a pharmacy in Potter Row adjoining the old Potter-Beck home (which formerly had a half-door and pent roof). From this location the last toll keeper, Enos Springer, not only collected tolls, but also sold everything from sleds and ladders to chickens and pigeons. Across the street, on the southeast corner of Germantown and Rittenhouse stood the John Smith house.

All buildings since demolished.

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