On this Day – February 21st 1977

Warren St. Bypass

100 Block of Penn Street is Demolished

Buildings along the north side of the 100 block of Penn Street, next to the Penn Street Bridge, are being demolished. The properties are being razed by Fred E. Erb, Pequea, Lancaster County, under a contract with the Reading Redevelopment Authority (RRA). The area is part of the RRA’s Schuykill Urban Renewal Project – Eagle Photos

Power for Wagon Works

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Wyomissing Post Office Explodes – On this Day 1979

Wyomissing Post Office
Front page February 21st 1979 Reading Eagle

At about 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday February 20th 1979 a gas leak caused the Wyomissing post office to explode. UGI workers were searching for the leak at the time, and luckily no workers were present in the building when the incident occurred. One witness said he had just dropped a letter in the mailbox out front of the building and was driving away as it exploded, which sent a brick of the building through his windshield.… Read Full Article

Sinking Spring Area Historical Society and Heritage Park

The Sinking Spring Area Historical Society and Heritage Park began in 1977 when the Society was organized.  In 1978, the Save Our Station Committee organized for the purpose of saving the former Sinking Spring Station and Freight House.  Today the combined organization is dedicated to preserving the area’s history and maintaining the historic buildings in Heritage Park. 

Sinking Spring Aarea Historical Society
This vintage view was taken in the early 1900’s of the Sinking Spring Station at its original location near the Railroad House Hotel.
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