18 01, 2021

Rajah Theatre – Santander Performing Arts Center

2021-06-04T12:07:30-04:00January 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In July of 1870, workers began to erect a building at 135 North Sixth Street which was to contain a market house and Masonic Temple. However,  the panic of 1873 - 74 prevented completion so the property was sold by the sheriff to [...]

16 01, 2021

The Soldier’s General: Hunter Liggett of the A.E.F.

2021-06-04T12:07:31-04:00January 16th, 2021|History, Military|0 Comments

The Soldier’s General: Hunter Liggett of the A.E.F. Big stature, big deeds and straight talk personified the man, Major General Hunter Liggett, born March 21, 1857, somewhere near to the corner of Sixth and Chestnut Streets, Reading, Pennsylvania. (On his return from Europe where [...]

12 01, 2021

Groundbreaking – Alvernia University’s CollegeTowne Project

2021-06-04T12:07:32-04:00January 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Groundbreaking was held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 for Alvernia University’s CollegeTowne project. Below: Alvernia University President John R. Loyack smashes a wall Tuesday as the university celebrates the beginning of work on its Reading CollegeTowne project at 401 Penn St. In February, 2020, [...]

9 01, 2021

Court Street Urban Renewal Project of the 1960s

2021-06-04T12:07:32-04:00January 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 [...]

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