On this Day – October 16th, 1959

Above the fold in the Oct 16th 1959 Reading Eagle:

Goodbye, Tower Hotel

Outside razing work by city workmen is now under way on the Tower Hotel on the crest of Mt. Penn. All usable wood and stone from the historic structure will be stored for future city use. A pavilion is scheduled to be built on the site, when razing work is completed. This coming winter, city carpenters will build picnic tables at the site. (Eagle Photo – Oct 16th, 1959 Reading Eagle)

Well, that’s a problem

Charles Danta examines the well opening into which he descended 30 feet yesterday afternoon to rescue Michael Evans, 5, Boyertown R.D. 3, after the boy had fallen through rotten planking into five feet of water. Michael, shown in inset, was unhurt. The well planking will be replaced. (Eagle staff photo)


Brown’s Diner
DeLuca’s Camera Center
Reading Premium Beer

At the drive in…

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.

4 Replies to “On this Day – October 16th, 1959”

  1. Alexa, keep up the good work. I am originally from the Reading area but have lived in Anchorage, Alaska for over 40 years, it is fun to look back on some of the places and events I remember while growing up. Thanks for doing what you are doing.

    1. You are very welcome Richard! Glad you enjoy my posts. I was in Anchorage three years ago for my honeymoon and I must say it Alaska is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been!

  2. If you ever come back to visit Anchorage again, look me up, I will be glad to show you and your family around.

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