23 02, 2021

Northwest corner of Sixth and Penn Streets – Hotel Penn

2021-02-23T23:36:24-04:00February 23rd, 2021|Hotels, Landmarks|0 Comments

The northwest corner property at Sixth and Penn Streets of former Outlot No. 8 of the original town plan of Reading was originally sold by the Penns in 1749 to John Epler. Two years later John’s brother Adam was listed as owner. In [...]

3 06, 2020

Northwest Corner of Fifth and Washington Streets

2020-06-03T01:21:05-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Hotels, Landmarks|0 Comments

Michael Brecht, (1732-1814), the third son of an emigrant, came to Reading in January 1752, the year Berks County was established, and built a simple dwelling on lot No. 391 as stipulated in the land patent of July 16, 1752. The lot, 60 [...]

23 05, 2020

Southeast Corner of Fifth and Penn Streets

2020-06-06T21:54:28-04:00May 23rd, 2020|Hotels, Landmarks|0 Comments

On October 19, 1778 Mr. Hall sold the property located at the Southeast Corner of 5th & Penn Streets to Mark Bird. Mark Bird, of Birdsboro, conveyed the property to John Bishop, of Exeter. Mr. Bishop by will dated February 20, 1812, devised [...]

17 05, 2020

Neversink – “A Reclaimed Mountain”

2020-05-17T21:35:56-04:00May 17th, 2020|Hotels, Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

The city of Reading is bounded on the west by the Schuylkill River, on the east by Mount Penn, and on the south by Neversink Mountain. Overlooking the city on Mount Penn are two landmarks, a Japanese-style pagoda, and the William Penn Memorial [...]

16 05, 2020

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

2020-05-16T14:35:29-04:00May 16th, 2020|Hotels|0 Comments

Early in 1972 reports were circulating in regard to construction of a new motel-hotel on the site where not long before were scattered remains of 18th century industry, small storage sheds, and piles of scrap metal. The project was proceeding without delay despite [...]

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