West Reading Hotel

Pictured in 1948

The West Reading Hotel was built in 1819 on land originally owned by John and William Penn. For 145 years in was a meeting place and social scene for locals and travelers. It stood at 527 Penn Avenue until July of 1964, when it closed its doors for good. A development firm demolished the hotel and replaced it with a shopping complex.  This complex currently holds Chef Allen’s American Bistro, Rite Aid and a medical supply store. Image below taken from LoveWestReading’s instagram page.  

West Reading Hotel

A commemorative sign now stands in in it’s place.

West Reading Hotel
Picture by Rob W.

One Reply to “West Reading Hotel”

  1. West Reading Hotel actually didn’t close for good. They were the first restaurant in that shopping complex, prior to Chef Alan’s.

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