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Reading

Reading was founded in 1748 by Thomas and Richard Penn, sons of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. Reading was named after the Penns' ancestral home in the County of Berks, or Berkshire, England. The city was made the seat of Berks County in 1752.

Berks County became an agricultural and then later a manufacturing center, especially textile and clothing manufacturing. Today this heritage lives on in authentic outlet shopping centers in former industrial buildings. Each year, over 8 million shoppers travel to Reading. It is known as the Outlet Capital of the World.

The Reading metropolitan area consists of Berks County, with a population of over 375,000.

Official website: http://www.cityofreadingpa.com/


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Listing 1 to 25 of 25 buildings
Name|Floors|Status|Year|Drawings
Berks County Courthouse19built1932(2)
Berks County Services Center16built(1)
John O. Vartan Development15cancelled
Wyndham Reading16built1929(1)
Reading Elderly Housing18built(1)
Episcopal House of Reading16built(1)
Washington Towers15built(1)
Madison Building14built(1)
George M. Rhodes Apartments15built(1)
Dwight D. Eisenhower Apartments15built(1)
Commonwealth Bank Center10built1903(1)
Berks County Bank Building10built
B'nai B'rith Apartments13built(1)
Medical Arts Building12built1930(1)
Court Tower Apartments11built
Hugh Carcella Apartments11built
Hummingbird Hill Condominium10built
Reading Renaissance34cancelled
Franklin Tower9built
Sam Huber Apartments8built
Kennedy Towers8built
Berkshire Hotel8built1914(1)
Baer Building8built1900(1)
YMCA Building7built1912
Pomeroy's Department Store7destroyed
Name|Floors|Status|Year|Drawings