Berks County Christmas – Day 5 – Third and Penn

Fifth Day of Christmas – Looking East down toward 3rd and Penn Street in the 1950s. Happy shoppers walk around downtown looking for the perfect Christmas gift.

The American House building is on the left in the distance.

Berks County Christmas – Day 4 – Whitner’s Department Store

Fourth Day of Christmas – Whitner’s Department Store, pictured in 1972 in typical Christmas decor. Did you do your christmas shopping at Whitner’s?

Berks County Christmas – Day 3 – 5th and Penn

Third Day of Christmas – 5th and Penn Street Christmas tree circa 1970s in front of Farmer’s National Bank building and the Colonial Trust Company building.

Berks County Christmas

Berks County Christmas – Day 2 – Snow Scene

Second Day of Christmas – a snow scene, downtown Reading looking toward the east side of 5th and Penn. Whitners Department Store, Farr’s Boot Shop, amongst other stores pictured in the background.

Berks County Christmas – Day 1 – Center Square

Happy December 1st! Over the course of the next 25 days, we are going to take a trip back in time to old Penn Street Christmas scenes. Check back every day now through Christmas to see a new picture.

Fifth and Penn, the town Christmas tree lit up the center circle in town circa 1950s.