The Glockenspiel Restaurant

The Glockenspiel Restaurant

The Glockenspiel was a landmark Pennsylvania Dutch restaurant in northern Berks County. It originally dated back to 1751, built as a two-story farmhouse and later added on dining facilities and offices. It was located along Route 222 between Fleetwood and Kutztown. The restaurant specialized in Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine, and served a famed fruit & cheese tray with dinner. It also had a gift shop and the “Dutch Tavern” which was a bar area.… Read the rest

Fleetwood Centennial Celebration August 1973

Fleetwood Centennial Celebration

Fleetwood was founded in 1873, and celebrated it’s first 100 years which a week’s worth of festivities between August 19th to 26th, 1973. They held a large parade down Main Street, Fleetwood. The video above shows a great deal of that very parade. The welcome sign pictured below, pays homage to Fleetwood’s Pennsylvania Dutch roots. It translates to, “Welcome to Fleetwood, over three thousand people reside here.” Read the rest

Fleetwood Hill Climb

The Fleetwood Hill Climb was an event that took place over 10 years from 1961 to 1971 on Labor Day weekend. Some of the best cars in the region came to partake in this race. Hillclimbing is a branch of motorsport in which drivers compete against the clock to complete an uphill course. This event was wildly popular during this time period, and with many of the racers being locals, it was a fun experience for all involved.… Read the rest

222 Drive-In Theatre

This Drive-In was located on Route 222 in Fleetwood, specifically at 8832 Allentown Pike. It was opened in 1975 and closed in 1996, and had a capacity for 300 cars. Today, the property is occupied by Garage Strength. The last operator of the Route 222 Drive In was Anstadt and Wolfe Theatres (Paul Angstadt and Richard C. Wolfe). Originally build by the Finch family on ground owned by that family.… Read the rest