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Reading, Pennsylvania
View from Pagoda atop Mt. Penn
Official seal of Reading, Pennsylvania
Seal
Berks County’s location in Pennsylvania
Reading’s location in Berks County
Reading’s location in Berks County
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Founded 1748
Government
 - Mayor Thomas McMahon (D)
Area
 - City 10.1 sq mi (26.2 km²)
 - Land 9.8 sq mi (25.4 km²)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km²)
Elevation 305 ft (93 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 81,207
 - Density 8,270.2/sq mi (3,193.1/km²)
 - Metro 740,395
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.readingpa.gov

Reading (pronounced /ˈrɛdɪŋ/) is the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania and the center of the Greater Reading Area. As of 2005, the city had a population of 83,463, making it the fifth largest city in Pennsylvania after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie, and the sixth largest municipality after Upper Darby Township. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 440 KB) Stonewillie took this himself I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Berks_County. ... Berks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Image File history File links Flag_of_Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... List of Pennsylvania counties: Pennsylvania counties Adams County, formed in 1800 from parts of York County. ... Berks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Tom McMahon is the mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania; he was elected on 5 January 2004. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Berks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The Greater Reading Area (Reading and its outlying suburbs) generally refers to the whole of Berks County (estimated 391,640 in 2004). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... “Erie” redirects here. ... Upper Darby Township is a township and largest municipality in Delaware County and the 5th largest municipality in the state of Pennsylvania. ...

Contents

Overview

Overlooking the city on Mount Penn is Reading's symbol, a Japanese-style pagoda visible from everywhere in town and referred to locally as "the Pagoda." It was built in 1908 as a hotel and restaurant, but was never used for that purpose. It remains a tourist attraction. In 2007, plans were announced to renovate the area surrounding the Pagoda. The vision is to include walking paths and, possibly, a new mountaintop restaurant. Myanmars Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most recognizable and revered pagodas in the Buddhist World A pagoda at Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia For other uses, see Pagoda (disambiguation). ...


Duryea Drive, which ascends Mount Penn in a series of sharp bends, was a testing place for early automobiles and was named for Charles Duryea. Charles Edgar Duryea (December 15, 1861 – September 28, 1938) was a manufacturer of motor vehicles. ...


The city lent its name to the now-defunct Reading Railroad, which brought anthracite coal from the Pennsylvania Coal Region to cities along the Schuylkill River. The railroad is one of the four railroad properties in the classic English-language version of the Monopoly board game. Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Categories: Rail stubs | Philadelphia and Reading Railroad ... Counties of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, known for anthracite mining. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... This article is about the board game. ...


Reading was one of the first localities where outlet shopping became a tourist industry. It has been known as "The Pretzel City" because of numerous local pretzel bakeries. It is also known as "Baseballtown," after the Reading Phillies trademarked this moniker to market Reading's rich baseball history. This article is about the baked good. ... League Eastern League Division Southern Division Year founded 1967 Major League affiliation Philadelphia Phillies Home ballpark FirstEnergy Stadium Previous home ballparks City Reading, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors red, blue Previous uniform colors maroon, white Logo design A white baseball superimposed over a blue baseball diamond. ... This article is about the sport. ...


The city is host to numerous professional sports teams. Among the athletes native to the Reading are Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Carl Furillo, Baltimore Colts running back Lenny Moore, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Donyell Marshall. The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... Carl Anthony Furillo (March 8, 1922 - January 21, 1989) was an American Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who played his entire career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... Leonard Edward Moore (born November 25, 1933, in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for Penn State in college and the Baltimore Colts. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... Donyell Lamar Marshall (born May 18, 1973 in Reading, Pennsylvania USA), attended Reading High, is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Cleveland Cavaliers. ...


The book and movie "Rabbit, Run" took place in Reading. It was written by John Updike who was born in nearby Shillington. He fictionalized the name of Reading to "Brewer". Rabbit, Run is a 1960 novel by John Updike, concerning a former basketball player named Harry Rabbit Angstrom, and his attempts to escape the constraints of his life. ... John Hoyer Updike (born March 18, 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania) is an American novelist, poet, short story writer and literary critic. ...


Six institutions of higher education serve the Reading area. The city's cultural institutions include a symphony orchestra and museum, The GoggleWorks art gallery.


Poet Wallace Stevens was born in Reading on October 2, 1879, and John Philip Sousa, the March King, died there March 6, 1932. Wallace Stevens Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was a major American Modernist poet. ... John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932) was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era known particularly for American military marches. ...


Since the November, 2006 relocation of St. Joseph's Medical Center, Reading no longer has any hospitals within its city limits. There are, however, two hospital satellites in downtown Reading: The Reading Hospital Health Dispensary on Penn Street, and St. Joseph's Medical Center Community Campus on 6th Street.


History

In 1743, Richard and Thomas Penn (sons of William Penn the founder of Pennsylvania, and grandsons of Sir William Penn for whom Pennsylvania is named) planned the town of Reading. Taking its name from Reading in England in honor of their home, it was established in 1748. Upon the creation of Berks County in 1752 the town became the county seat. // Events February 14 - Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister February 21 - - The premiere in London of George Frideric Handels oratorio, Samson. ... For other uses, see William Penn (disambiguation). ... Admiral Sir William Penn, 1621–1670 by Sir Peter Lely, painted 1665–1666. ... , Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... Year 1748 (MDCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


During the French and Indian War, Reading was a military base for a chain of forts along the Blue Mountains. Meanwhile the region was being settled by emigrants from southern and western Germany. Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and...


By the time of the American Revolution, the area's iron industry had a total production which exceeded England's, an output that would help supply George Washington's troops with cannons, rifles, and ammunition in the Revolutionary War. During the early period of the conflict, Reading was a depot again for military supply. Hessian prisoners from the Battle of Trenton were also detained here. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... General Name, symbol, number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Standard atomic weight 55. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... The term Hessian refers to the inhabitants of the German state of Hesse. ... Belligerents Continental Army a Hessian Brigade Commanders George Washington Johann Rall† Strength 2,400 18 guns [1] 1,400 6 guns [2] Casualties and losses 2 dead, On the march 4 wounded 23 dead, 92 wounded, 913 captured The Battle of Trenton was a battle which took place on December...


The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad (P&R) was incorporated in 1833. After over a century of prosperity, the Reading Company was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in 1971. The bankruptcy was a result of dwindling coal shipping revenues and strict government regulations that denied railroads the ability to set competitive prices, required high taxes, and forced the railroads to continue to operate money-losing lines. On April 1, 1976, the Reading Company sold its current railroad interests to the newly formed Consolidated Railroad Corporation (Conrail). 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads The Reading Railroad (AAR reporting mark RDG), officially known as the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. ... Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ...


Early in the 20th century, the city participated in the burgeoning automobile industry, hosting the pioneer brass era company, Daniels.[1] Car redirects here. ...


Reading experienced continuous growth until the 1930s, when its population reached nearly 120,000. From the 1940s to the 1970s, however, the city saw a sharp downturn in prosperity, largely owing to the decline of the heavy industry and railroads, on which Reading had been built, and a general flight to the suburbs.


In 1972, Hurricane Agnes caused extensive flooding in the city, not the last time the lower precincts of Reading were inundated by the Schuylkill River as a similar, though not as devastating, flood occurred during June 2006. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hurricane Agnes was the first tropical storm and first hurricane of 1972 Atlantic hurricane season. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...


The Reading Glove and Mitten Manufacturing Company founded in 1899 just outside Reading city limits in West Reading and Wyomissing boroughs changed its name to Vanity Fair in 1911 and is now the major clothing manufacturer VF_Corp. In the early 1970s, the original factories were developed to create the VF Outlet Village, the first outlet mall in the United States. The mall is so successful that it draws hundreds of thousands of tourists to Reading every year. VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is an American apparel corporation. ...


The 2000 census showed that Reading's population decline had begun to reverse itself. This was attributed to an influx of Hispanic residents from New York, as well as from the extension of urban sprawl fromPhiladelphia's northwest suburbs. Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... This article is about the state. ... Urban sprawl, also known as suburban sprawl, is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ...


Like all metropolitan areas, Reading has its share of obstacles to overcome, namely crime. [1]. However, new crime fighting strategies appear to be having an impact, as in 2006 the city dropped in the rankings of dangerous cities, and then again in 2007.


In December 2007, the NBC Today Show featured Reading as one of the "Top Up and Coming Neighborhoods" in the United States. [2] The researchers who conducted the study were looking for undiscovered areas that are 'Up and Coming.' In this comprehensive study, professionals were looking for areas of big change, renovations, cleanups of parks, waterfronts, and warehouses. The criteria for the study of these neighborhoods was hip factor, nightlife, creative types, new cars, and ladies sitting on park benches.

Reading's Pagoda seen from Skyline Drive
Reading's Pagoda seen from Skyline Drive
Pagoda at Sunset

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Geography

Reading is located at 40°20'30" North, 75°55'35" West (40.341692, -75.926301).[2] Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, roughly 58 miles (93 km) northwest of Philadelphia, the city is largely bounded on the west by the Schuylkill River, on the east by Mount Penn, and on the south by Neversink Mountain. For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26.1 km²)— 9.8 square miles (25.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it is water. The total area is 2.39% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


While not of any political or cultural significance, Reading does have a number of traditional districts. These include:

  • Center City: Washington Street to Franklin Street, 2nd Street to 8th Street
  • Penn's Commons: Walnut Street to Chestnut Street, 8th Street to 13th Street
  • College Heights: Oak Lane to 11th Street, Marion Street to City Line Street
  • Callowhill: Chestnut Street to South Street, 2nd Street to 6th Street
  • Southside: Chestnut Street to South Street, 7th Street to 13th Street
  • Southeast: Mineral Spring Road to Fairview Street, 13th Street to 19th Street
  • Outlet District: Oley Street to Spring Street, 8th Street to 12th Street
  • Centre Park: Spring Street to Greenwich Street, Front Street to 6th Street
  • North Riverside: Spring Street to Walnut Street, Clinton Street to Front Street
  • Glenside: Mercer Street to Blair Avenue, Montgomery Street to the Schuylkill River
  • Millmont: Gregg Avenue to Orton Avenue, Angelica Street to Morgantown Road
  • Oakbrook: Funston Avenue to Hancock Boulevard, Museum Road to Lancaster Avenue

The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Pennsylvania Route 10 is a route that endpoints from Somewhere,Pennsyvania to Somewhere, Pennsylvania. ... U.S. Route 222 Business is an auxilary route of U.S. Route 222 located in Reading, Pennsylvania. ...

Transportation

Public transit in Reading and its surrounding communities has been provided since 1989 by the Berks Area Reading Transit Authority or BARTA. BARTA operates a fleet of 61 buses serving 21 routes, mostly originating at the BARTA transportation Center in downtown Reading.


Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 81,207 people, 30,113 households, and 18,429 families residing in the city. The population density was 8,270.2 persons per square mile (3,192.9/km²). There were 34,314 housing units at an average density of 3,494.6 houses per square mile (1,349.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.18% White, 12.25% African American, 0.44% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 22.32% from other races, and 4.18% from two or more races. 37.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 30,113 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.33. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $26,698, and the median income for a family was $31,067. Males had a median income of $28,114 versus $21,993 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,086. 26.1% of the population and 22.3% of families were below the poverty line. 36.5% of those under the age of 18 and 15.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Demographic change

In recent years, Reading, like many of its peers in the Northeastern United States, has seen an influx in Hispanic immigration and migration as gentrification has made traditional points of entry in the New York metropolitan area prohibitively expensive. In 2000, 23.46% of Reading residents were of Puerto Rican ancestry. There are also sizable numbers of Dominican Americans and Mexican Americans. Regional definitions vary The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... In San Francisco, during the mid-1960s, the bohemian center of the city shifted from the old Beat enclave of North Beach to Haight-Ashbury (pictured) as a response to gentrification. ... New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States and is also one of the most populous in the world . ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Puerto Rican. ... A Dominican American or Dominican-York [2] is an immigrant or descendant of immigrants from the Dominican Republic to the United States. ... The ethnonym Mexican-American describes United States citizens of Mexican ancestry (14 million in 2003) and Mexican citizens who reside in the US (10 million in 2003). ...


In 2000, the Reading metropolitan statistical area was the second most segregated place for Hispanics in the United States, behind only the Lawrence, Massachusetts area. Only 2.1% of the rest of Berks County is Hispanic or Latino, while this ethnic group is highly concentrated in certain city neighborhoods.[3] Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ...   Settled: 1655 â€“ Incorporated: 1847 Zip Code(s): 01840 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...


Reading is also seeing some migration of college-educated individuals fleeing high housing costs in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, although this number is dwarfed by the number settling in the city's eastern suburbs such as Exeter Township, closer to the border with Montgomery County. Delaware Valley is the name of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Atlantic City, New Jersey-Wilmington, Delaware Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area. ... , Exeter Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Education

Reading is served by six institutions of higher education:

Three high schools serve the city: Albright College is a private, co-ed, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Alvernia College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania. ... Penn State Berks Penn State Berks is a commonwealth campus of Pennsylvania State University located in Reading, PA. History First known as Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute, Penn State Berks became part of the Penn State system in 1958. ... Reading Area Community College (RACC), is a public community college located in Reading, Pennsylvania. ...

The Reading School District provides elementary and middle schools for the city's children. Numerous Catholic parochial schools are also available. Founded in 1964, Holy Name High School is a four-year comprehensive coeducational Roman Catholic preparatory/secondary school located in Reading, Pennsylvania. ... Reading Central Catholic High School is a small Roman Catholic high school located at 1400 Hill Road in Reading, Pennsylvania. ... A parochial school is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ...


Sports

Club League Venue Established Championships
Reading Phillies EL, Baseball FirstEnergy Stadium 1967 4
Reading Royals ECHL, Ice hockey Sovereign Center 2001 0
Reading Express AIFA, Indoor football Sovereign Center 2006 0
Reading Railers PBL, Basketball Sovereign Center 2006 0
Reading Rage USL, Soccer Don Thomas Stadium 1996 0

League Eastern League Division Southern Division Year founded 1967 Major League affiliation Philadelphia Phillies Home ballpark FirstEnergy Stadium Previous home ballparks City Reading, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors red, blue Previous uniform colors maroon, white Logo design A white baseball superimposed over a blue baseball diamond. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it has had a team in Ohio since 1989. ... FirstEnergy Stadium is a stadium in Reading, Pennsylvania. ... For the football club of the same name, see Reading F.C. The Reading Royals is an ECHL ice hockey team located in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. The team in the North Division of the ECHLs National Conference and is affiliated with the Manchester Monarchs and Hershey Bears of the... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... Sovereign Center is a 7,083-seat multi-purpose arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. ... The Reading Express are a professional arena football team based out of Reading, Pennsylvania. ... The American Indoor Football Association(AIFA) was formed in October of 2006. ... Sovereign Center is a 7,083-seat multi-purpose arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. ... The Reading Railers are an expansion team of the American Basketball Association scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Premier Basketball League is a new league scheduled to begin play in Fall 2007. ... Sovereign Center is a 7,083-seat multi-purpose arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. ... Reading Rage are an American soccer team, founded in 1996. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. ...

Notable residents

August Peterson Alberts (1861 - May 7, 1912) was an American infielder in Major League Baseball from 1884-1891. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Allison Baver (born August 11, 1980 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a short track speedskater from the United States of America. ... Short track speed skating (also Shorttrack speedskating) is a form of competitive ice speed skating. ... Albert Boscov is a former Chairman of Boscovs Department Stores. ... Boscovs is an American department store founded by Solomon Boscov in 1911. ... For other uses, see: George Bradley (MLB outfielder)   George Washington Bradley (July 13, 1852 - October 2, 1931), nicknamed Grin, was an American pitcher and infielder in Major League Baseball who batted and threw right-handed. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country music singer-songwriter . ... Jack Banham Coggins (b. ... Michael Constantine (Born 22 May 1927) is a Greek American actor. ... Meg Foster (Born: May 10, 1948 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American actress. ... Carl Anthony Furillo (March 8, 1922 - January 21, 1989) was an American Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who played his entire career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... Megan Gallagher (born February 6, 1960 in Reading, Pennsylvania), is an American actress. ... General David McMurtrie Gregg David McMurtrie Gregg (April 10, 1833–August 7, 1916) was a farmer, diplomat, and a Union cavalry general in the American Civil War. ... Harings Radiant Baby Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 - February 16, 1990) was a pre-eminent artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York street culture of the 1980s. ... Stuart (Stu) Wayne Jackson (born December 11, 1955, in Reading, Pennsylvania), is an American former head coach and current executive in the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Chip Kidd (born Shillington, Pennsylvania in 1964) is an American graphic designer. ... Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ... Richie Kotzen (born February 3, 1970 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Kristina (Kristy) Kowal (born on October 9, 1978 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a international topswimmer from the United States, who won the silver medal in the 200m breaststroke at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ... Donyell Lamar Marshall (born May 18, 1973 in Reading, Pennsylvania USA), attended Reading High, is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Cleveland Cavaliers. ... Leonard Edward Moore (born November 25, 1933, in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for Penn State in college and the Baltimore Colts. ... Varick Pyr (real name Vincent Darrow) is a Hip Hop artist from Reading, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Hip hop (disambiguation). ... Lori and Reba Schappell, born in Reading, Pennsylvania, are well-known conjoined twins joined at the head. ... Ray Dennis Steckler (born 1939), widely known by the pseudonym Cash Flagg, is an American film director. ... Captain America #111 (March 1969): Sterankos signature surrealism. ... Charles Thomas Wagner (born December 3, 1912 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a former pitcher and coach in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox (1938-1942, 1946). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Delores Wells (born 17 October 1937 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is an American model and actress. ...

Recreation

The Reading Public Museum is an art, science, and history museum in Reading.


References

  1. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.158.
  2. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b c [1969] (1979) in Reichler, Joseph L.: The Baseball Encyclopedia, 4th edition, New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 

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