Miracle Mart – 2101 Centre Ave

Miracle Mart

Miracle Mart was a 50,000 square foot department store on Route 61/Centre Ave in North Reading. There is very little information online about Miracle Mart or its origins, besides that there was a more well-documented and unrelated Canadian department store chain by the same name. Looking at aerial photos of the area leads me to believe this location in Reading, Pennsylvania was opened in 1959.… 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

Stoudt Auto Sales Vintage Signage

Stoudt Auto sales signage

Stoudt, a name relied upon in the automotive industry for over 70 years, began in 1923 as Stoudt Chevrolet, a family owned dealership in Leesport, Pa. In 1953, Stoudt Chevrolet relocated to Lebanon, Pa and became Stoudt Chevrolet-Cadillac. Finally, in 1958, the Stoudt families moved to their present location in Reading, Pa. where Stoudt Auto Sales, Inc. has been selling quality pre-owned cars and trucks.… Read Full Article

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