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  Holiday Inn, 2nd and Penn Streets, Reading, PA

  West Lawn Elementary School

  Reading Railroad: Coal Age Empire

  Camp Howard - Mount Penn

  Shikellamy Boy Scout Reservation

  Crystal Palace Hot Wiener Shop

  History of Holy Guardian Angels Boy Scouts of America Troop 161

  Geology of Mount Penn South Lookout

  Reading Air Show

  Neversink Scenic Drive

  Neversink Union Mission

  Camelot on Neversink - Locals not Welcomed

  Park and Garden Entertainment Era of Reading, PA

  Rio Theatre, Schuylkill Avenue, Reading, PA

  Buttonwood Street Reservoir

  Neversink Mountain Reservoir

  Bavarian Beneficial Association, Reading, PA

  Neversink Mountain - Civil War Proving Grounds

  Legend of Lover's Leap - Neversink Mountain

  A & W Root Beer, 3801 Perkiomen Ave.

  Whander Field, Ontelaunee Township

  Weiser Lake - The Mine Hole

  Mansion House, southeast corner of Fifth and Penn Streets

  John Nolen, Paradise Planned: Wyomissing Park

  Kershners Served Biggest Plate of Ice Cream in Berks County; and It Was Spiked

  Spring Valley Hotel at Bernharts, Muhlenberg Township

  Alsace Hill Tunnel

  Reading/Berks Drive-in Theaters: A History

  May Day at Charles S. Foos Elementary School in 1956

  10th and Windsor Market House

  James Nolan

  Sho-Boat, Reading, PA

  Temple Inn

  Queen of the Valley Diner

  Madeira Farm and Airfield, Kutztown Rd., Reading, PA


  End of Trolley Service in Reading, PA

  White Chapel, Albright College

  The Embassy Theatre, Reading, PA

  Santa Banned from Annual Christmas Parade at Reading

  Reading, PA: A Slovak Christmas, 1994

  Outlet City, 1974

  History of the Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute/Penn State Berks

  Keystone Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1, 2nd and Penn Streets, Reading, PA

  Heaven-Sent Beer

  Penn Hardware Company, Reading, PA

  Green Spot

  Park School, Reading, PA

  The Corrupt City: Reading, Pennsylvania

  The Grand Opera House Theatre, Reading, PA

  W. T. Grant Co., Reading, PA

  The Dreamland Park Murders

  Fifth and Spring School

  Tyson-Schoener Elementary School

  The Lyric Theatre, 808-810 Penn Street, Reading, PA

  B. & J. Saylor Food Store, 4th and Penn Streets, Reading, PA

  The Ritz Theatre, Reading, PA

  Reading Girls' High School, Reading, PA

  Market Square, Reading, PA

  Modernization and Urban Renewal of Penn Street, Reading, PA

  The Strand Theater, 9th and Spring Streets

  Penn Square Pedestrian Mall

  Richards' Toy Corner

  Outlet Capital of the World - Discount Mecca of the East

  Reading & Berks County Outlets

  Mineral Pigments  of East Reading

  Haak Farm in East Reading

  Rose Valley & East Reading Expansion

  South Reading Market House

  Gruber Wagon Works

  Cigar-Makers of Reading, PA

  Reading Railroad Massacre

  Bern Township

  800 Block of Penn Street, South Side

  2nd Penn Street Bridge

  Berks County Jail, Northeast Corner of 5th and Washington Streets

  Reading Company No. 1251

  End of the Line - Last Passenger Train to Reading

  Penn Street Viaduct

  Comfort Station at 5th and Penn Streets

  Dengler's - Mount Penn Borough

  Origin of the Name Schuylkill

  Seashore Mansion of William H. Luden

  Medieval Law - Hangings in Berks County

  Widow Finney's Town - Reading, PA

  Reading Skyline Drive

  Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Pedestrian Overpass

  Berkshire Hotel, Reading, PA

  Americus Club Special

  McCrory's 5 and 10 Cent Store - Penn Square

  South of Penn Pool

  Hampden Park Civil War Field Guns

  The Stone Heart, Reading, PA

  Reading Red Sox, Reading, PA

  Douglas and Weiser Junior High School, Charles S. Foos School

  The Reading Station Outlet Center

  The Lauer Mansion

  Mount Penn "Peace Sign" Restored

  Wright Biplane over Mt. Penn and Reading - 1914

  Hershey Candy Factory - 804 Penn Street, Reading, PA

  Borough of Sinking Spring - Named After Spring

  Replica of Carpenters’ Hall, Philadelphia – 8th and Penn Streets, Reading, PA

  Plan Mix-up: Building designed for a Southern City

  History of the Berks County Courthouse

  The First Catholic Church in Reading, PA

  J. P. Sellers & Co. Clothiers & Tailors, 6th & Penn Streets, Reading, PA

  History of the Old Federal Inn

  Frederick Lauer and His Monument

  Early Indian Dam at Tulpehocken Creek

   Pomeroy's Department Store, Reading, PA

  History of The Washington Towers Apartment Building

  History of The Madison Building

  John Phillip Sousa, "March King," succumbed to death in Reading, PA

  The Reading Iron Company

  The Founding of the Reading Water Company - 1819

  Yuengling's Ice Cream - The Prohibition Years

  5th and Penn Streets Comfort Station

  Independence Island along the Schuylkill River

  Stairway to the Reading Pagoda

  History of Reading Newspapers

  History of the Reading City Park Kiddie Kastle

  Relocation of the Gruber Wagon Works

  Tremendous Flood of 1850

  Leinbach & Bros. - Makers and Retailers of Fine Clothing.

  The History of the former Bachman Pretzel Company

  Helltown - a Northeastern Suburb

  The Pennsylvania House Hotel

  West Reading Hotel

  The Old Farmers' Hotel

  Nolen Favored Grouping of Public Buildings in 1909

  Wilhelm Mansion - Adrienne's Inn

  History of the Warren Street and West Shore Bypasses

  History of the Reading Fair

  Abandoned Mine Shafts in Reading, PA

  Mount Penn Peace Sign

  Berks County Prison - Much Ado About Nothing

  Berks County Court House

  A Brief History of Penn's Common (City Park)

  Penn Square Traffic Circle - A Troubled Past

  Iron Water Spring, City Park

  James Hervey Sternbergh - The Reading Bolt and Nut Works

  Early Education in Reading

  Residence of Ferdinand Winter

  West Reading Town Plan

  Riot in 1877

  The Lauer Brewing Company

  Count Berthold von Imhoff

  C. K. Whitner Co. Department Store

  Southeast Corner of Third and Penn Streets Nearly 190 Years Ago

  History of the Lindbergh Viaduct

  The First Store in Reading - "Old White Store"

  History of the Rajah Shrine

  Out-lot 34

  Pendora Park - The Great White City

  Neversink - "A Reclaimed Mountain"

  Reading News Building, 22-24 North Fifth

The Corrupt City: Reading, PA

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The Dreamland Park Murders

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Development of the Catholic Faith

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