Berks County Christmas – Day 17 – 1950s Whitner’s

This is an older image of Whitner’s. Dated sometime around 1950. Check out those Christmas Tree’s on the 2nd floor ledge!

Courtesy of John Whitner Rick

Born and raised in Berks, I am fascinated by the style, design & culture of the mid-late 20th century. I started this website to research and build a collection of the places, things and stories I have heard about my entire life. Read more here.

2 Replies to “Berks County Christmas – Day 17 – 1950s Whitner’s”

  1. I remember shopping Penn Street with my mom. Whitners and Pomeroys were my favorite stores as a child. I loved the Whitners basement cafeteria….it was delicious food especially the chocolate pudding which I dropped on the floor…by mistake of course. The restaurant cashier was at the bottom of the steps….I believe there was some kind of fountain with greenery. It was a treat for me in the 1950’s.

    1. I remember, too..as a teenager going to Whitners basement for a vanilla coke and french fries.
      Those were the good old days…could not afford anything else in Whitners but could afford this delicious snack.

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