Thursday, September 3, 2015

Reading Pagoda

Reading Pagoda
98 Duryea Dr
Reading, PA 19602

The Reading Pagoda was commissioned by William A. Witman, Sr. at a cost of $50,000 in 1906. Construction of the Pagoda was completed atop Mount Penn in 1908. The Pagoda was originally intended to be a luxury resort. However, financial issues prevented its opening. In 1911, the City of Reading purchased the Pagoda for $1 from local business owner Jonathon Mould. Today, the Reading Pagoda is a symbol of the community. The Reading Phillies, a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, use the Pagoda as an alternate team logo.

Below is a link to the official Reading Pagoda website, along with some photos I took during my recent visit:


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