Historic Map - Reading, PA - 1898

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View of Reading, Berks County, P.A., 1898 / drawn & published by Bailey & Moyer.

This bird’s-eye view of Reading, Pennsylvania was drawn and published by Bailey & Moyer in 1898. Reading was founded along the Schuylkill River in the mid-1700's and became the seat of government of Berks County when the county was established in 1852. The iron industry was largely responsible for Reading’s growth. Situated in the midst of a rich mineral and agricultural district, Reading was a large manufacturing center during the 1800's. Reading was at one end of Pennsylvania’s Union Canal. The city began its gaslight system in 1848, its electric light system in 1883 and a steam heating system in 1887. By 1898 Reading’s population had grown to nearly 60,000.

The map from 1898 includes streets, buildings, bridges and railroad routes.


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