18 05, 2020

McCrory’s 5 and 10 Cent Store – Penn Square

2020-05-18T00:29:01-04:00May 18th, 2020|Department Stores|0 Comments

McCrory Stores or J.G. McCrory's was a chain of five and dime stores in the United States based in York, Pennsylvania. Below: South Side, 500 block of Penn Street, 1960s. Below: South Side, 500 block of Penn Street, left to right: [...]

18 05, 2020

Penn Hardware Company, Reading, PA

2020-05-18T00:09:35-04:00May 18th, 2020|Businesses-Industry|0 Comments

The Penn Hardware was founded in Reading, PA in 1877 by Charles Raymond Heizmann, who became the president of Penn Hardware, and his brother Albert Aloyeuis Heizmann, who became treasurer. Penn Hardware made some of the finest brass and steel hardware produced in [...]

17 05, 2020

Neversink – “A Reclaimed Mountain”

2020-05-17T21:35:56-04:00May 17th, 2020|Hotels, Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

The city of Reading is bounded on the west by the Schuylkill River, on the east by Mount Penn, and on the south by Neversink Mountain. Overlooking the city on Mount Penn are two landmarks, a Japanese-style pagoda, and the William Penn Memorial [...]

17 05, 2020

Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally, PA

2020-05-17T14:52:11-04:00May 17th, 2020|Churches|0 Comments

The first Catholic congregation to be established in Pennsylvania was in 1734 when Father Greaton, S. J., a missionary from Maryland, built the Church of St. Joseph in Willing’s Alley in Philadelphia. In 1741 Father Theodore Schneider was sent by the German Province [...]

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 [...]

17 05, 2020

A & W Root Beer, 3801 Perkiomen Ave.

2020-05-17T00:11:34-04:00May 17th, 2020|Restaurants-Diners|0 Comments

A & W Root Beer, 3801 Perkiomen Ave. opened in 1964. According to a 1965 directory, Leroy A. and A. Jean Burkholder opened the place, which immediately created a sensation. Young ladies clad in Scotch-plaid super-short mini-skirts delivered your order on a specially [...]

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