Amity High School

Amity High School
Amity High School
Amity High School, pictured in 1940

Amity High School was located in Amityville, right off of old Swede Road. I can find no information on when it was built.

Amity High School
Amity High School Library

Sports at Amity High included a Boy’s Basketball team, a Girl’s Basketball team, Baseball team, as well as Girl’s and Boy’s track teams. Other activities included Glee Club and Girl Reserve Club.… Read Full Article

Birdsboro High School

Birdsboro High School
Original High School – Washington Building – Photo courtesy of Todd Pete

The first sources of education in Birdsboro was founded in 1820 when a “Pay School” was established. However, not until 1872 was the first public high school organized. Its curriculum was similar to Grade 8 in the year 1945. The original high school building was called the Washington Building and was located on W.… Read Full Article

Wertz’s Red Covered Bridge

Wertz's Red Covered Bridge

Wertz’s Red Covered Bridge is one of only 5 original covered bridge structures left standing in Berks County. At one time there were quite a few over the Tulpehocken Creek in various locations along its span, including one slightly upstream near the old Paper Mill. Wertz’s Covered Bridge was built in 1867 and spans an impressive 204 feet across the Tulpehocken Creek which makes it the longest single-span covered bridge in the state of Pennsylvania.… Read Full Article

Exeter High School

Exeter High
Exeter High School Jacksonwald
The first Exeter High School building, built in 1938 in Jacksonwald

Education in Exeter Township began with the erection of a Friends’ Meeting House in 1726. A few years later influential Friends, including the ancestors of President Lincoln and Daniel Boone established a more formal school which all children might attend on payment of a fee. This strictly English school was maintained until 1860.… Read Full Article

Antietam Valley Shopping Center

Antietam Valley Shopping Center
Pictured in 1969

The Antietam Valley Shopping Center was built in 1961 along St. Lawrence Avenue and Perkiomen Avenue on the edge of St. Lawrence and Mt. Penn. At the time of the picture above in 1969 various smaller stores included a state store, beer distributor, pastry shop, Merchants, insurance and more. Larger anchors included Woolworth’s and Pantry Pride. The strip mall was renovated in 1990.… Read Full Article