On this day, 1985 – Downtown Pomeroy’s Closes it’s Doors for Good

On this day in 1985 – Pomeroy’s Department Store in Downtown Reading closes after 109 years in business.

On this day, 1985 - Downtown Pomeroy's Closes it's Doors for Good
A crush of shopper prepares for the final charge into Pomeroy’s downtown store Saturday. The department store closed shortly after 5 p.m., ending 109 years of operations as one of the anchors of Penn Square. 
Downtown Pomeroy's Closes it's Doors for Good

 

Downtown Pomeroy's Closes it's Doors for Good
Downtown Pomeroy's Closes it's Doors for Good

The future remained uncertain for the historical building for many years, with renovation plans falling through. Eventually it was demolished to make way for new construction.

Downtown Pomeroy's Closes it's Doors for Good

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[…] apparel, was located on the south side of the 600 block of Penn Street, situated next door to Pomeroy’s Department Store.  The Croll & Keck store was designed by Mr. Frederick Muhlenberg in 1927. As you can see in […]

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