25 03, 2021

Building of Skyline Drive Wall a WPA Project

2021-06-04T12:05:08-04:00March 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

2021-06-04T12:05:10-04:00February 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 [...]

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 [...]

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