Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips is a fast food seafood restaurant chain. At the peak of its popularity in the late 1970s, it had about 800 stores. As of May 2018, there are only seven remaining: three in New York and four in Ohio.
Despite the English name and branding, the chain was founded in … Read the rest
Below are Aerials shots from 1971, showing what Fifth street highway/Route 61/Kutztown Road looked like just north of the city. A few of the notable structures are the Reading Fairgrounds, Bellevue Diner, and Gethsemane Cemetery. The Warren Street Bypass was also noticeably not extended past 5th street at the time of this photo. … Read the rest
Happy Hollow Park still sits tucked away in Wyomissing, though the pool is no longer in existence. Happy Hollow was built with funds from Janssen and Thun, prominent owners of the Berkshire Knitting Mill back in the early 1900s. They built up most of Wyomissing, as a place that was family-friendly for their workers who … Read the rest
The West Lawn Elementary school looks like it was fairly new at the date of this photo, but I could not find an exact date of build. It sat at Riegel Ave and Nobel Street, a block in from Penn Ave. It functioned as … Read the rest
Harvey’s Hamburgers was located on the 1500 block of Lancaster Ave in Shillington, where Friendly’s parking lot now is. I could find no additional information about when this place opened or closed, so if you know, please leave a comment.
Way before all the well known “Icons’ in the hamburger business like “MacDonalds”, “Burger King”,