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has leased the room on the first floor of the Pomp building, northwest corner of the same thoroughfare, at present occupied by W. S. Pursel’s clothing and furnishing store, and will occupy the same about the 15th of September, after extensive improvements”).  

But see Jennifer Heebner, “Preserving History, How Heirs to the 217-Year-Old Bixler’s Jewelers Keep the Past Alive”, Jewelers Circular Keystone (trade publication) 108 (Oct. 2002)(picture said to be dated to 1900 of Bixler’s “third location at Fourth and Northampton” Streets;  picture of exterior of Pomp Building described as “One of Bixler’s locations”).  This picture is apparently misdated, based upon the conflicts with other data.  The confusion is understandable, however, because Easton directories both before and after the 1911 move listed the store as being at Fourth and Northampton Streets, and gave no indication that it had moved from the SE to the NW corner of that intersection.  Thus, contrary to the Heebner article, the Pomp Building was actually Bixler’s fourth (not third) store location.  See George W. West (compiler), Directory of Easton City 24 (George W. West 1906);  Charles M. Bernard (compiler), West’s Directory for City of Easton 30 (The Easton Directory Company 1908);  Charles M. Barnard (compiler), West’s Directory for City of Easton 1910 91 (The West Job Printing House 1910);  Charles M. Barnard (compiler), West’s Directory for City of Easton 1912  118 (The Easton Directory Company 1912).  

68 Article, “Pomp Building Sold to Bixler”, Easton Express / Easton Argus, Monday, 20 Oct. 1919, p.1, col.3 (sale to A.B. Bixler & Co., jewelers, who already occupy the first floor).  

69 Easton Is Home, Heritage Edition 13 (2003);  Jennifer Heebner, “Preserving History, How Heirs to the 217-Year-Old Bixler’s Jewelers Keep the Past Alive”, Jewelers Circular Keystone (trade publication) 106-09  (Oct. 2002).   

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