Category: Aerial

  • Northeast Reading – 1931 & Now

    Below are two aerial shots of the same area, in 1931 and today. The view is looking at Hampden Park (bottom right), once a reservoir and now a sports field.  Hampden Boulevard is the street to it’s left that bears right going northeast.  13th street is left of Hampton blvd, heading north.

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  • Then & Now, Buttonwood Street Bridge

    The Buttonwood St. Bridge was built in 1931 to connect the Northwest part of Reading with West Reading, near where Wyomissing Industries were located.  $225,000 was donated to the bridge project by Ferdinand Thun and Henry Janssen, whom were owners of the huge textile mills in Wyomissing. They believed this bridge would help their workers who…

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