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
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
The old red building was just demolished the other day, to make room for parking for what will be UGI’s new headquarters. Now is as good a time as any to take a look at it’s history, which encompasses over 100 years of use.
What we currently know as the “Red Building” was the … Read the rest
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