24 03, 2021

Former Camp Hosiery building to become the home to Albright College’s Science Research Institute

2021-06-04T12:05:08-04:00March 24th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Dr. Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Albright president, explained to City Council at its committee whole meeting Monday, March 22, about the renovations coming to the former Camp Hosiery building.The 1928-building next to Shirk Stadium will become the home to the school’s Science Research Institute and [...]

23 02, 2021

Northwest corner of Sixth and Penn Streets – Hotel Penn

2021-06-04T12:05:10-04:00February 23rd, 2021|Hotels, Landmarks|0 Comments

The northwest corner property at Sixth and Penn Streets of former Outlot No. 8 of the original town plan of Reading was originally sold by the Penns in 1749 to John Epler. Two years later John’s brother Adam was listed as owner. In [...]

20 02, 2021

Stonecliffe Park – Tulpehocken Creek Valley Parkway

2021-06-04T12:05:11-04:00February 20th, 2021|Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

The Tulpehocken Creek Valley Parkway is a long linear park situated along the Tulpehocken Creek. This parkway along the stream incorporates several area parks including Stonecliffe, The Leisure Area, Gring’s Mill, Red Bridge Park, and The Heritage Center. Each park is distinct with [...]

15 02, 2021

Ramon Lago, well-known respected artist and sculptor

2023-11-06T08:25:07-04:00February 15th, 2021|Art|0 Comments

Ramon Lago was a well-known, respected artist and sculptor whose works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Ramon Lago was born in Cuba and brought to the United States of America at an early age.  Lago also lived [...]

11 02, 2021

Early Irish Settlers in the Iron Industry in Berks County

2021-06-04T12:05:11-04:00February 11th, 2021|Culture|0 Comments

The iron industry had early development in Berks County. During the eighteenth century it steadily grew in importance; and in 1835 the extensive Reading Iron Works were established. This together with the building of canals drew here a large number of Irish settlers. [...]

9 02, 2021

The Seventh and Penn Street Railroad Crossing

2021-06-04T12:05:12-04:00February 9th, 2021|Planes-Trains-Automobiles|0 Comments

From day one of the 20th century it was recognized that the future well-being of the development of center-city Reading was inextricably tied to the Reading Company train tracks cutting right through the very heart of the city at Seventh and Penn. Below: [...]

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