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|0 Comments

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 [...]

18 05, 2020

Pendora Park – The Great White City

2020-05-18T19:16:23-04:00May 18th, 2020|Entertainment-Recreation|0 Comments

On July 25th, 1907, Pendora Park, a commercial amusement park in East Reading formally opened to the public. People gathered from all sections of the city. The crowd was estimated at between 18,000 and 20,000. Every trolley car headed for East Reading was [...]

18 05, 2020

Reading News Building, 22-24 North Fifth

2021-01-31T06:21:45-04:00May 18th, 2020|Landmarks|0 Comments

The City of Reading has witnessed the appearance and disappearance of numerous newspapers since the origin of the town's existence. The first newspaper appeared in 1789. In December of 1912 the "Reading News" came into being as an independent morning newspaper "with an [...]

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