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 [...]

23 05, 2020

Alsace Hill Tunnel Muhlenberg Township

2020-05-23T01:51:27-04:00May 23rd, 2020|Landmarks|0 Comments

Aaron Albright made a startling recommendation to his employers in June 1856. He proposed building a tunnel 2,500 feet long under Alsace Hill in Muhlenberg Township. Albright was chief engineer of the Reading Water Co. The company, formed March 16, 1819, supplied water [...]

19 05, 2020

Neversink Mountain – Civil War Proving Grounds

2020-05-19T21:01:36-04:00May 19th, 2020|Landmarks, Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

During the Civil War, Scott Foundry, Reading, PA, tested army and navy cannons on the slope of Neversink Mountain. Near the proving grounds was a strong run of water that originated as a spring. Miniature water wheels were constructed and placed along the [...]

18 05, 2020

Vintage Videos of Reading, PA and Berks County

2020-05-21T12:32:03-04:00May 18th, 2020|Bridges-Viaducts, Landmarks, Planes-Trains-Automobiles, Towns-Wards|1 Comment

Sinking Spring Drive-In The Sinking Spring Drive-In, which opened in 1955, was the third in Berks to be built in the post-World War II heyday of America's love affair with the car. When it was built by Fabian and Jay Emanuel Theaters, its [...]

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