1 04, 2021

Ricktown Historic District

2021-04-16T20:06:01-04:00April 1st, 2021|Towns-Wards|0 Comments

Generally situated to the south of the Lebanon Valley Railroad between Schuylkill Avenue and North Second Street, the Ricktown Historic District extends south to the vicinity of Washington Street. The neighborhood is basically residential in character, although much of the residential development occurred [...]

9 01, 2021

Court Street Urban Renewal Project of the 1960s

2021-01-09T04:54:51-04:00January 9th, 2021|Towns-Wards|0 Comments

The 1960s and 1970s were marked by the effect of Federal urban renewal programs upon the City. Although it later became fashionable to criticize the effects of the wholesale demolition and, reconstruction that these programs sponsored, there is little doubt that Reading gained [...]

14 12, 2020

Early Development of Southwest Reading, PA

2021-03-25T13:56:20-04:00December 14th, 2020|Towns-Wards|0 Comments

After Reading was sketched out by Thomas Penn in 1748, most of the development centered around Market Square (present day Penn Street)  and west in almost a straight line to the Schuylkill River. For the next 100 years, development stayed mostly in that [...]

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