C. K. Whitner’s Department Store and the Southwest Corner of Fifth and Penn Streets

2024-04-14T14:35:07-04:00April 14th, 2024|Department Stores|0 Comments

Whitner's Department Store has a rich history, beginning in 1877 when Calvin K. Whitner, a farmer-turned-storekeeper, opened his first store in Reading at 432 Penn St. Despite initial doubts from local merchants, Whitner's enterprise flourished, growing from a modest establishment into one of [...]