Wyomissing’s Covered Bridge & Lock Mystery

The following images were taken in 1957 and I believe them to be depicting around the then-countryside of Wyomissing Borough. The first image has been identified, but the remaining two are up in the air.

Ruth’s Bridge on Old Wyomissing Road

Old Wyomissing Road Bridge crossing the Wyomissing Creek

This image above is of the small bridge that crosses the Wyomissing Creek on Old Wyomissing Road.… Read the rest

National Cleaners – Penn Ave – West Lawn – Then & Now

Pictured in 1975

A brief history from National Cleaners website:

National Cleaners was founded in 1945 by Theodore Roeberg, father of current owners Richard & Mickey Roeberg. He purchased a small wholesale dry cleaning plant in Reading and was quickly the first in the area to offer six-hour dry-cleaning. He expanded quickly opening six small stores and in 1955 began offering one-hour dry-cleaning and entered the shirt laundry business.Read the rest