3 06, 2020

Northwest Corner of Fifth and Washington Streets

2020-06-03T01:21:05-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Hotels, Landmarks|0 Comments

Michael Brecht, (1732-1814), the third son of an emigrant, came to Reading in January 1752, the year Berks County was established, and built a simple dwelling on lot No. 391 as stipulated in the land patent of July 16, 1752. The lot, 60 [...]

1 06, 2020

Southeast Corner of Fifth and Washington Streets

2020-06-01T13:50:18-04:00June 1st, 2020|Landmarks|0 Comments

Around 1939 the white facade Post Office at the Southeast corner of 5th and Washington Streets was constructed. The present post office replaced another post office located at the same corner. Erected in 1889, the turreted brick and limestone edifice was constructed [...]

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 [...]

31 05, 2020

Mineral Pigments of East Reading

2020-05-31T18:03:31-04:00May 31st, 2020|Businesses-Industry, Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

Neversink Mountain, and its counterpart, Mt. Penn, are composed of Hardyston quartzite which being resistant to the atmospheric agencies, has been reduced more slowly than the adjacent limestones and so form steep hills or mountains rising 600 to 800 feet above that portion [...]

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