7 06, 2020

Widow Finney’s Town – Reading, PA

2020-06-07T14:57:48-04:00June 7th, 2020|Landmarks|0 Comments

Located at the Southwest corner of 4th and Cherry Streets in Reading are three distinct restaurants. Judy's on Cherry offers Mediterranean-inspired fine dining in a beautifully renovated farmer's market. The Speckled Hen Cottage Pub & Alehouse, is located in an authentically restored 18th [...]

4 06, 2020

Reading City Park – Penn’s Common

2020-06-07T16:36:41-04:00June 4th, 2020|Landmarks, Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

Film of City Park, Penn's Common, 1929 showing old bandstand and prison. Water-Works, Prison, and Fairgrounds Reading City Park at the head of Penn Street was set apart as early as 1749 by John and Richard Penn as public commons that [...]

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 [...]

1 06, 2020

Southeast Corner of Fifth and Washington Streets

2020-06-01T13:50:18-04:00June 1st, 2020|Landmarks|0 Comments

Around 1939 the white facade Post Office at the Southeast corner of 5th and Washington Streets was constructed. The present post office replaced another post office located at the same corner. Erected in 1889, the turreted brick and limestone edifice was constructed [...]

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