Throwback Thursday – The Lee Tire Curve

Did you know that back as late as the 1980’s you would have heard what is currently referred to as the “Conshohocken Curve” referred to as the “Lee Tire Curve?” We discovered that this morning while doing some research. The sign for “Lee Tire” use to dominate the view looking down from the Schuylkill Expressway into Conshohocken. When you were listening to the radio, you would have heard that “traffic was backed up from the Lee Tire Curve to Belmont.”

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Lee Tire operated in Conshohocken for 95 years. In the 1980’s the factory closed and Michael and Brian O’Neill bought the property and converted into an office park. It was first named Lee Park and eventually changed to Spring Mill Park.

You can learn more about the history of Lee Tire on this post from the Conshohocken Historical Society. There is also an informative article from the Philadelphia Inquirer from 2005 that was written at the time of the name change to Spring Mill Park.