Reading’s Comfort Stations at 5th & Penn

The Comfort Stations at 5th & Penn were essentially public restrooms that included toilets, showers, weight scales, 14 wash bowls with liquid soap, and pay compartments all of which seemed quite luxurious for when it was introduced in February of 1922. The showers and pay compartments cost 25 and 10 cents. Comfort stations became extremely popular amongst those shopping downtown, and generated considerable revenue for the city over the years.… Read Full Article

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