Then & Now, The Abraham Lincoln Hotel

The Abraham Lincoln hotel was unveiled to the public with a weekend of activities that began on Friday, May 23, 1930 – echoing the glamour of the Roaring 20s yet on the brink of the Great Depression. This new hotel boasted 16 stories, making it one of the tallest buildings in the city. Guests could stay at the Abraham Lincoln for as low as $2.50 a night. The Abraham Lincoln Hotel served the community for decades until September of 2016 when the hotel part ceased operation. The remaining 104 rooms were converted into about 50 apartments. Abe’s Restaurant, Catering and Wedding Venue remains on the lower levels.

1960s
2015

 

Sources:

http://www.wfmz.com/news/berks/abraham-lincoln-hotel-in-reading-set-to-cease-operations/99935785
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/history-book-readings-abraham-lincoln-hotel-opened-in-1930-with-great-fanfare

 

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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