27 12, 2020

Workers begin renovation of the Madison Building

2021-06-04T12:09:07-04:00December 27th, 2020|Landmarks, News|0 Comments

The Madison Building at 400 Washington Street was sold for $2,500,000. Developer David Hasenfeld, owner of Madison 2020 LLC, New Castle, Delaware, has an adaptive reuse plan to create 85 high-end apartment units with both one and two-bedroom floor plans. [...]

8 12, 2020

Roadside America closing and auctioning off pieces and buildings of its miniature village

2021-06-04T12:13:35-04:00December 8th, 2020|Landmarks, News|0 Comments

Roadside America, known as the “world’s greatest indoor miniature village,” announced November 21, 2020 that it is permanently closing after 85 years in business. Roadside America Corporate was unable to disclose the buyer or the buyer’s plans for the property but said that [...]

6 12, 2020

New Life for the Madison Building

2021-06-04T12:13:38-04:00December 6th, 2020|Landmarks, News|0 Comments

The Madison Building at 400 Washington Street was recently sold for $2,500,000. Developer David Hasenfeld, owner of Madison 2020 LLC, New Castle, Delaware, has an adaptive reuse plan to create 85 high-end apartment units with both one and two-bedroom floor plans. The Madison [...]

6 12, 2020

Skyline Drive on Mount Penn constructed by laborers of the Works Progress Administration

2021-06-04T12:13:41-04:00December 6th, 2020|Landmarks|0 Comments

Skyline Drive on Mount Penn was constructed by laborers of the Works Progress Administration, a federal program established in 1935 to help decrease unemployment. Under this program, those on relief were assigned to works that would be of direct benefit to the public. [...]

18 08, 2020

Boyer Mansion and Queen City Family Restaurant

2020-08-18T04:19:25-04:00August 18th, 2020|Landmarks|0 Comments

On the southwest corner of Lancaster Ave. and Morgantown Rd., Reading, once sat the imposing George F. Boyer mansion, erected in the 1880s. Henry, whose great-grandfather started Boyertown, was born in Reading, in 1837. After a sound education and marriage to Mary Ann [...]

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