Happy Hollow Swimming Pool

Happy Hollow Swimming Pool

Happy Hollow Park still sits tucked away in Wyomissing, though the pool is no longer in existence. Happy Hollow was built with funds from Janssen and Thun, prominent owners of the Berkshire Knitting Mill back in the early 1900s. They built up most of Wyomissing, as a place that was family-friendly for their workers who … Read the rest

West Lawn Elementary & 1932 Aerial

Take a look at how West Lawn looked in 1932:

The West Lawn Elementary school looks like it was fairly new at the date of this photo, but I could not find an exact date of build. It sat at Riegel Ave and Nobel Street, a block in from Penn Ave. It functioned as … Read the rest

Inside B. & J. Saylor Food, 401 Penn Street

Inside B. & J. Saylor Food, 401 Penn Street

A few weeks ago I posted about 4th & Penn before it was demolished to make way for the then new CNA building. There was a great shot of the old B. & J. Saylor Food Store, which was a hot spot to get fresh produce and other foods. Above you can see an old … Read the rest

Reading Municipal Memorial Stadium

Municipal Stadium hosted it’s first baseball game in 1951.

Municipal Stadium - 1950s

On March 28, 1945, Reading City Council voted unanimously to purchase 27 acres of ground known as Cathedral Heights at a cost of $64,491 for the purpose of building a municipal stadium. In 1947 the grading of the land began and by 1949 the initial stages

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