While Christmas is behind us for another year, the snow-covered scene of Penn Square Friday afternoon brought to mind memories of the old Bing Crosby standard. Although shoppers were scarce due to driving conditions, the view they missed was worth a lot.… Read Full Article
Ice City was a Pool & spa supply store first located on 422 in Douglassville, and then added a second location Penn Ave in Sinking Spring. The company was originally started and owned by Richard Muller in 1958. Muller in 1956 bought the Pure Ice and Coal Co. at 17th and Tilghman streets, Allentown.
“Back then, we were the only supplier of ice to Allentown Hospital,” he said.… Read Full Article
Penn Square in Reading PA during the Christmas season in the 1940s. In the distance is Pomeroy’s department store. A lighted Christmas tree sat in the very center of the traffic circle in the middle of the square. Lighting and decor were quite the spectacle for shoppers that were finding gifts for their family and friends for the holiday.… Read Full Article
It’s Christmastime, snow is falling, and shoppers are catching the bus back to Millmont from 5th & Penn St.… Read Full Article
Merry Christmas Berks County!!! In 1969 there was a “White Christmas” in Berks County! Do you remember?
We had over a foot of snow! All images courtesy of the Reading Eagle.
Who Said There Was a Downtown Traffic Problem?
A traffic light continues to carry out its duties despite the lack of vehicles as one lone walker makes his way up Washington Street between the Berkshire Hotel and the Reading Post Office -Eagle Photo
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‘Twas the Day After Christmas And Everthing Was White
Sleigh bells rang throughout downtown Reading Friday as George Ulrich of 117 Erie Ave.,