Paper Mill Road Covered Bridge

Paper Mill Covered Bridge

The following images were taken in 1957 and I believe them to be depicting around the then-countryside of Wyomissing Borough. The first image has been identified, but the remaining two are up in the air.


EDIT: The second image is now believed to be a covered bridge that sat in the area of the old Paper Mill on what is now Paper Mill Road and crossing the Tulpehocken Creek.… Read Full Article

The Sheraton Motor Inn

The Sheraton Motor Inn was built in 1973, located at Woodland Ave and then Van Reed Road (now Paper Mill Road).

The Sheraton Motor Inn
Pictured in 1975
The Sheraton Motor Inn
Restaurant inside

In the year 2000, the Sheraton Motor Inn received higher status and was able to refer to itself as a hotel instead of “Inn”. It also underwent a $3.5 million dollar renovation which included new bathrooms in the guest rooms and all new furniture.… Read Full Article

Train Derailment Wyomissing

Train Derail Wyomissing 1977
  • Train Derail Wyomissing 1977
  • Train Derail Wyomissing 1977
  • Train Derail Wyomissing 1977
  • Train Derail Wyomissing 1977
  • Train Derail Wyomissing 1977

Photos Courtesy of Jere Stamm

On Sunday morning, December 4th, 1977, 26 cars of a Conrail freight train derailment occured in Wyomissing right near the intersection of Clayton and Penn Avenue. The train was bound for Bethlehem from Harrisburg, and was carrying coal.

Workmen this morning were still clearing away the tangled metal and spilled coal that resulted from the derailment of 26 cars of a 125-car Conrail train Sunday morning in Wyomissing.Read Full Article

Weiser Lake – The “Mine Hole”

Below are aerial photos of Weiser Lake aka the Mine Hole near Wyomissing/West Reading. The first was taken in 1932, when the Reading Hospital Building was brand new. Pictured in the distant right is the Berkshire Knitting Mills.

Before the Hospital expanded there was a small lake that sat where the current 7th Avenue garage sits. If you ever wondered how Lake View Drive got it’s name, it should be clear now.… Read Full Article

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