Daylight Savings TimeAt 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014, our clocks will move an hour ahead (or spring forward) to begin … Continue reading
City of Reading ~ Snow/Ice Removal
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Daylight Savings TimeAt 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014, our clocks will move an hour ahead (or spring forward) to begin daylight savings time. And yes, technically called daylight saving...
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Pennsylvania State Officials Urge Citizens to Prepare for More Severe Winter WeatherHARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – State officials are urging the public to pay attention to forecasts calling for heavy snow across...
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DID Ambassadors hard at workD.I.D. Ambassadors staying busy with snow removal this week Share and Enjoy Read More →
Reading Public Library Press ReleaseRPL BOARD OF TRUSTEES WELCOMES THREE NEW MEMBERS Reading Public Library’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Toni Albert, Jim Shankweiler and Sandy Stief...
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Pennsylvania State Officials Urge Citizens to Prepare for More Severe Winter WeatherHARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – State officials are urging the public to pay attention to forecasts calling for … Continue reading
DID Escort ServicesPlease be prepared to provide the following information at the time of your request: · Exact time escort will be … Continue reading
“A Walk Through History”Downtown Reading Historic Architecture Tour Berks County Courthouse – 633 Court Street Six Otis Elevator passenger elevators, four of which … Continue reading
Reading Public Library Press ReleaseRPL BOARD OF TRUSTEES WELCOMES THREE NEW MEMBERS Reading Public Library’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Toni … Continue reading
Reading Parking Authority’s New Mobile Parking SystemNew Payment Option Has Arrived at Parking Meters! Motorists now may use Mobile Now to pay for a parking meters in … Continue reading
Downtown Beautification ProjectsWe hope you noticed and appreciate the planters that are hanging from the light poles along Penn Street in downtown … Continue reading
Past News Articles“Push out the Pusher” WFMZ Video ~ Originally aired 4/4/13 “Downtown light poles get a fresh coat of paint” Reading … Continue reading
Soon-to-be-restored Penn Street Bridge is turning 100Reading Eagle ~ Originally Published: 9/27/2013 3:19:00 PM By Liam Migdail-Smith and Craig Schaffer It’s seen a century of Reading … Continue reading
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- Shared Reading Historic Districts's photo ~ " Better Shoes by Farr" was the slogan of this Penn Square staple for shoes for all. Located on the southwest corner of 5th and Penn Streets the exterior featured a streamlined Art Modern style with the signature oversized boot. However, what most people never realized is that behind that sleek building facade was a much earlier structure. The 2nd photo shows. This 18th century structure, Built circa 1761 existed behind the 1940's Farr's facade until the building was demolished in 2005. The structure was probably the oldest building to exist on Penn Square until being torn down for the Sovereign Plaza (now known as Santander Plaza).
Today's image is how most folks will remember Whitner's Department Store in downtown Reading. In addition to clothing, accessories, and giftware, the full service store also featured a restaurant, beauty salon, and fur salon. What was your favorite part of a visit to Whitner's? Remember to share our page and tell your friends to " like" our main page.
- March 7, 2014Your Fortunate Eyes, Rudi Weissenstein
D.I.D. Authority Board Meetings
Downtown Main Street / Promotion & Marketing Meeting
The Reading Downtown Improvement District Authority together with the Main Street Program conduct meetings to promote Downtown Reading.
These meeting take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:45 am. The meetings are open to anyone interested in promoting downtown reading.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18th at the
Outside In - 601 Penn Street, 2nd floor.