Talk:King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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Climate[edit]

I commented out the entire section because it links to Weatherbase sites other than King of Prussia and is probably all wrong Also says KoP climate is "humid and subtropical" <groan>. This needs to be vastly edited and the temps. chart checked twice before possibly putting up a new Climate section. Ant-o-the-nee (talk) 18:08, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Geography[edit]

The Historic Rees(e)ville link(s) was/were "not found" and "10 Kings once lived there" is/was pure b.s. Surprised and shocked it lasted this long. The KofP post office was diligently tended by my classmate Mike Morrison's (we U.M. class of 1970) grandmother Lucressa from 1935 to 1958. Don't know about now but at least until 1995 KoP p.o. was officially a branch of Norristown (19401). Mike's book is a must-read. See the History section. Ant-o-the-nee (talk) 16:41, 27 October 2016 (UTC)


King of Prussia contains the largest shopping complex in the world...

Any sources for this claim? This page says it's the second biggest, after the Mall of America in Minneapolis (4.2 million square feet; KoP has 2.8m, I believe). As noted at Mall of America, even that huge mall is dwarfed by the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta (5.3m sq ft). And they're building an even bigger one (the Mall of Arabia) in Dubai.

(later: This says that KoP is the biggest if you count the Court and Plaza together. It'd be good to have some figures, though.) Marnanel 03:16, 2 Feb 2004 (UTC)

--I believe KoP is the biggest on the East Coast. It is certainly not nearly as large as MoA, even if you include both Court and Plaza.

I regret to inform you that the photo that you are showing is not the relocated King Of Prussia Inn. While I can not identify the buildiing in the photo I can assure you it is not the relocated King Of Prussia Inn where I am sitting while I write this. Albert Paschall President The King Of Prussia Chamber Of Commerce At Valley Forge Author: "The Inn Mover's Diary"

Adding the point of view tag... I think statements like "attesting to the foresight and sophisticated management style of the original Kravco owners and developers" and "Lockheed Martin has a large facility on a hill overlooking the mall as well." really make me think this section got hijacked by some PR person at the mall! Information before the list of local businesses (that are not at the mall) includes: mall visitor traffic, mall holiday visitor traffic, list of restaurants at the mall, name of ownership company, (as noted above) HVAC system configuration of the mall, spectrum type (it's broad, thank goodness) of mall shoppers, list of clothing stores at the mall, square footage of mall, assertion of being the biggest mall - including technicality (under one ownership) that makes assertation true, current owner of mall, former owner of mall, statement that mall is actually two malls connected by a walkway... etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.0.151.81 (talk) 07:24, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

KoP Mall vs. Mall of America[edit]

Clarification: The Mall of America in Minneapolis is the largest mall in the U.S. - in terms of total square footage. This includes all of the "attraction" space. However, in terms of pure retail space, the KoP Mall is larger. This can be easily verified.

I think this distinction is kind of pedantic - and this dispute adds so much controversy that it distracts from the article. I think the assertion of mall size is invalid because it doesn't consider the Mall of America's technicality - that there is more attraction space - and does consider the KoP Mall's technicality - that it's actually two malls. I think the mall should get one sentence of content in this article, and all mall information should be moved to the Mall's article. That would be a more appropriate place to talk about who has a bigger mall. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.0.151.81 (talk) 07:33, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Publisher[edit]

Was there a major publisher located there? I looked this up for that reason, but unfortunately have misplaced the document that initiated my search.. —DIV (128.250.204.118 10:26, 3 November 2007 (UTC))

K.O.P.[edit]

Someone deleted this phrase: --Residents often refer to King of Prussia in print as "KoP" or "K of P", and in conversation as "K.O.P."-- with the explanation that it is irrelevant, but I thought it was actually useful information. Does anyone agree or disagree?--Sam927 (talk) 20:56, 2 April 2008 (UTC)\

I grew up in nearby Bucks County and I never heard anyone say this. People referred to the town as "King of Prussia", though the Philly accent tends to render that as "Kinga-Prussha".--Caliga10 (talk) 17:45, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

I grew up in Norristown and everyone calls it k.o.p or k of p. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.230.41.228 (talk) 13:20, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

I grew up in KofP (1952-75) and it should stay. Very possible up in Buxco you never got it. Ant-o-the-nee (talk) 15:49, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

History of the Inn's Name[edit]

I can't understand why there are two different histories of the naming of the King of Prussia Inn in the pages for "King of Prussia" and the "King of Prussia Inn." Is the problem a lack of reliable sources, or conflicting sources? The only citation on the King of Prussia page is a link to an article by Ben Franklin - which makes no reference to the Inn. Sam927 (talk) 13:39, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Online Retailers[edit]

Take a look at your credit card statement after you make a few online transactions and you will see many online retailers (Ralph Lauren/Polo, Radioshack, iRobot to name a few) show up as located in King of Prussia. Any idea why? Tax reasons, internet hub, data center location? Would like to see a section on this if anyone knows. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Integracer (talkcontribs) 20:19, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

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Whoever undid my edits of History: those were dead references that you restored. Why would you do that? You didn't check to see. I would call you a really distasteful name, but I've grown up a bit and also hold an M.A. in History. Don't pull that crap again! Ant-o-the-nee (talk) 22:50, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

@Ant-o-the-nee: - I reverted your edits because you added this link and this link, which both appear to be dead. You also added an "ibid". Magnolia677 (talk) 23:14, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
The Bill Haley link is "Page not found" and the Morrison link displays fine here. Fix your computer and stop the vandalism. Use of Ibid. is discouraged, got it. Ant-o-the-nee (talk) 16:05, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
@Ant-o-the-nee: - Your the one that's vandalizing the article if your not willing to work with the people who are trying to help you; they're trying to help you and explain what your doing wrong. But your just shutting them out, KDTW Flyer (talk) 02:24, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

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