West Reading Hotel

Pictured in 1948

The West Reading Hotel was built in 1819 on land originally owned by John and William Penn. For 145 years in was a meeting place and social scene for locals and travelers. It stood at 527 Penn Avenue until July of 1964, when it closed its doors for good. A development firm demolished the hotel and replaced it with a shopping complex.  … Read Full Article

Then & Now, The Abraham Lincoln Hotel

The Abraham Lincoln hotel was unveiled to the public with a weekend of activities that began on Friday, May 23, 1930 – echoing the glamour of the Roaring 20s yet on the brink of the Great Depression. This new hotel boasted 16 stories, making it one of the tallest buildings in the city. Guests could stay at the Abraham Lincoln for as low as $2.50 a night.… Read Full Article

The Reading Motor Inn

Reading Motor Inn - PA

The Reading Motor Inn was opened over 50 years ago, and is currently still in operation as The Inn At Reading. The Hotel sits almost perfectly today at the Route 422/222/12 interchanges. Back when it was opened, the highway did not exist like today, it was only a two lane road. Unfortunately since widening this road from a two lane road to a highway, this hotel’s once easy accessibility from Park Road became cut off.… Read Full Article

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