23 04, 2021

Trexler Mansion – Elks Lodge – 46 South Fifth Street

2021-05-05T05:21:43-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Landmarks|0 Comments

The Horatio Trexler Mansion was built in 1869 in the French Second Empire style. The French Second Empire manner strove to imitate the French baroque elegance of the new architecture in Napoleon Ill's Paris. The small decorative porch to shelter callers - not for [...]

25 03, 2021

Building of Skyline Drive Wall a WPA Project

2021-03-25T12:53:20-04:00March 25th, 2021|Landmarks|0 Comments

The roads that wind around Mount Penn to the Pagoda are lined with a stone wall that was built from 1932 to 1934. The original building of the wall was funded and constructed by the Federal government under the Administration of President Franklin [...]

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 [...]

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