Mrs. James F. Bell II and Mrs. Charles M. Guthrie Jr. with her son, Charles M. III leaving the North Fifth Street entrance of the Berkshire Hotel, Reading after lunching in the Mural Room. The Murals in this lovely dining area depict the history of Berks County dating back to the times of George Washington.
It opened as the Hotel Berkshire on New Years 1915. It boasted 185 guest rooms, and a large lobby. I can’t find exact info on when it closed as a hotel, but it was transitioned into office space by the mid-80s at the latest. Currently, much of the space is vacant and for lease as business office space. There is also a community center in the building.