4 06, 2020

Modernization and Urban Renewal of Penn Street, Reading, PA

2020-06-04T18:56:40-04:00June 4th, 2020|Businesses-Industry, Towns-Wards|0 Comments

In the 1930s Reading, Pennsylvania, was a medium-sized city of 111,000 inhabitants. As the seat of Berks County, Reading was the social, political, and economic focus for the predominantly agricultural communities that surrounded it. It was also a faultless embodiment of Main Street, [...]

31 05, 2020

Rose Valley and East Reading Expansion

2020-05-31T21:23:01-04:00May 31st, 2020|Nature & Outdoors, Towns-Wards|0 Comments

Many years ago the glen stretching between present day Egelman's Park and Pendora Park was given the name Rosenthal or Rose Valley. The glen is formed by the depression of neighboring mountains. Rose Valley is situated in Lower Alsace Township, named after 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 [...]

17 05, 2020

Borough of Sinking Spring – Named After Spring

2020-05-17T00:41:45-04:00May 17th, 2020|Towns-Wards|0 Comments

The date of the beginning of the settlement of Sinking Spring was in 1793, although there were settlers in this heavily timbered area, ruled over by Indians as early as 1728. The Indians who first inhabited this area were the Lenni Lenape Indians [...]

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