19 06, 2020

Wilhelm Mansion – The Inn at Centre Park

2020-06-19T21:37:55-04:00June 19th, 2020|Businesses-Industry, Landmarks|0 Comments

The property at 730 Centre Avenue, known as the Wilhelm Mansion, consists of two buildings, the mansion and the carriage house on 0.63 acres of landscaped setting on one of Reading's most attractive and prestigious boulevards. The mansion is a three-story Gothic Revival [...]

18 06, 2020

Reading Railroad Massacre of 1877

2020-06-18T19:39:43-04:00June 18th, 2020|Businesses-Industry, Mystery, People|0 Comments

The Reading Railroad massacre of July 23, 1877, in which ten people lost their lives, was the climax of local events in Reading, Pennsylvania during the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, from which the Reading Railroad was born, [...]

14 06, 2020

Ferdinand Winter Residence – 900 Centre Avenue

2020-06-14T22:26:37-04:00June 14th, 2020|Businesses-Industry, People|0 Comments

Ferdinand Winter, who for many years was a well-known business man of Reading, and a member of the leather manufacturing firm of Winter & Goetz, retired to his home at 900 Centre Avenue. Below: Ferdinand Winter Residence, 900 Centre Avenue, as it [...]

14 06, 2020

James Hervey Sternbergh – Reading Bolt and Nut Works

2020-06-14T22:23:41-04:00June 14th, 2020|Businesses-Industry, People|0 Comments

The Reading Bolt and Nut Works was a plant extending over some eight acres of land, lying between Third and Fourth streets, and between the Lebanon Valley Railroad and Buttonwood Street. The large and important industry had its inception in 1865. James Hervey [...]

8 06, 2020

History of the former Bachman Pretzel Company

2020-06-08T21:57:29-04:00June 8th, 2020|Businesses-Industry, People|0 Comments

The former Bachman Pretzel Company, was founded by Joseph S. Bachman in 1884. Joseph S. Bachman (b. 1863 - d. 1914), was born in Austria, and came to America with his parents, Francis and Margaret (Settler) Bachman, in 1868. He was educated in [...]

7 06, 2020

Seashore Mansion of William H. Luden

2020-06-07T16:22:52-04:00June 7th, 2020|Businesses-Industry, People|0 Comments

William Henry Luden, developer of the menthol cough drop and founder of the Luden's company in Reading, PA, amassed considerable wealth through his confectionery business. In 1882, William H. Luden began modestly making candy for Christmas, with thirty pounds of sugar, at No. [...]

6 06, 2020

Southeast Corner of Third and Penn Streets

2020-06-06T21:40:50-04:00June 6th, 2020|Businesses-Industry|0 Comments

The buildings at the southeast corner of 3rd and Penn Streets, presented the above appearance, when, in 1825, Daniel Graeff moved his family and dry goods and grocery store into the corner building (No.1). His previous location was on the south side of [...]

4 06, 2020

Replica of Carpenters’ Hall, Reading, PA

2020-06-04T20:06:36-04:00June 4th, 2020|Businesses-Industry|0 Comments

Located at the Southwest corner of 8th and Penn Streets in Reading, PA is a building patterned architecturally after Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, PA. The building, erected in 1929 by the Penn National Bank and Trust Co. on the site of its former [...]

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