20 06, 2020

Old Iron Bridge Connecting Wyomissing and West Lawn

2020-06-20T21:45:37-04:00June 20th, 2020|Bridges-Viaducts|0 Comments

The old iron bridge which connected Wyomissing and West Lawn was built in 1925. Below: Photos showing the iron bridge which was under construction at the time. Below: 1960 Map showing location of old iron bridge. The bridge had three [...]

19 06, 2020

Wilhelm Mansion – The Inn at Centre Park

2020-06-19T21:37:55-04:00June 19th, 2020|Businesses-Industry, Landmarks|0 Comments

The property at 730 Centre Avenue, known as the Wilhelm Mansion, consists of two buildings, the mansion and the carriage house on 0.63 acres of landscaped setting on one of Reading's most attractive and prestigious boulevards. The mansion is a three-story Gothic Revival [...]

18 06, 2020

John Phillip Sousa, succumbed to death in Reading, PA

2020-06-18T20:50:32-04:00June 18th, 2020|People|0 Comments

John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932) was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era known primarily for American military marches. He is known as "The March King" or the "American March King", to distinguish him from [...]

18 06, 2020

Reading Railroad Massacre of 1877

2020-06-18T19:39:43-04:00June 18th, 2020|Businesses-Industry, Mystery, People|0 Comments

The Reading Railroad massacre of July 23, 1877, in which ten people lost their lives, was the climax of local events in Reading, Pennsylvania during the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, from which the Reading Railroad was born, [...]

15 06, 2020

Frederick Lauer Monument – Reading, PA

2020-06-18T19:46:30-04:00June 15th, 2020|Landmarks, People|0 Comments

In 1823, George Lauer, father of Frederick Lauer, started in the business of manufacturing beer in limited quantities in Womelsdorf. Three years later, in 1826, the Lauer family relocated to Reading, where a small brewery was established on Chestnut street near Third, on [...]

14 06, 2020

Frederick Lauer Mansion – Reading, PA

2020-06-14T23:47:17-04:00June 14th, 2020|Landmarks, People|0 Comments

In 1891, George Frederick Lauer, chairman of the Lauer Brewing Co., erected an elegant mansion which fronted on South Third, at Chestnut. Below: The Fredrick Lauer Mansion, 1897. In April, 1894, a Reading Times newspaper reporter gave this description of the mansion: [...]

14 06, 2020

Ferdinand Winter Residence – 900 Centre Avenue

2020-06-14T22:26:37-04:00June 14th, 2020|Businesses-Industry, People|0 Comments

Ferdinand Winter, who for many years was a well-known business man of Reading, and a member of the leather manufacturing firm of Winter & Goetz, retired to his home at 900 Centre Avenue. Below: Ferdinand Winter Residence, 900 Centre Avenue, as it [...]

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