Court Street 1940s

This view from the 1940s, looking east up Court Street in Reading. Pictured to the left is the Courthouse, notice the lights were lit atop the building. In fall 2012, the lights were discontinued due to the rising cost of operations and other factors. There are currently efforts to get the lights relit to their former glory. In the distance on the mountain stands the pagoda, with the old ball-shaped lights.

Court Street 1940s

Born and raised in Berks, I am fascinated by the style, design & culture of the mid-late 20th century. I started this website to research and build a collection of the places, things and stories I have heard about my entire life. Read more here.

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Michael Kreiser
Michael Kreiser
4 years ago

the color of the lights told you what the weather was going to be like

Lori Weeks
Lori Weeks
4 years ago

I very well remember the court house lights

Russ
Russ
4 years ago

It’s time that the Berks County Commissioners RELIGHT our HISTORIC Courthouse! https://www.facebook.com/Relight-Berks-Countys-Historic-Courthouse-861894770507350/

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