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 [...]

18 05, 2020

The Corrupt City: Reading, Pennsylvania

2022-01-28T04:24:48-04:00May 18th, 2020|Crime, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Organized crime is a society that seeks to operate outside the control of the American people and their governments. It involves thousands of criminals, working within structures as complex as those of any large corporation, subject to laws more rigidly enforced than of [...]

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 [...]

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