The Centre Turnpike Company, founded in 1805, built the road to the north, the Percisomas - Reading Turnpikes to the south-east and the Berks - Dauphin Turnpike (1817) to the west. In light of the ever-increasing traffic in the Schuylkill Valley, a research team from the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and SEPTA is working together to investigate the future of the City of Reading and its transportation network. Based on the results of a recent study by the Barta Institute of Transportation Research in Reading, SEpTA is funding a study called SchuYLkill valley Metro, which includes extending both sides of the R6 passenger line to Pottstown and Reading from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
While the migrant workers settled in the southern part of the city, the introduction of shopping carts in 1874 enabled the wealthy industrialists of Reading to move north and establish the district as one of the first suburbs of Reading. Most lived in villas overlooking several factories, but some of them gained social prominence, building and inhabiting large houses, such as those on Centre Avenue. Reading built its first high-rise building, The Reading House, on the corner of Centre and Centre Avenues.
Transportation was largely responsible for the city's early growth, and Reading's railroads and canals, which stretched more than 100 miles from Philadelphia, provided the city with important transportation links to East Coast markets. The construction of the Philadelphia-Reading Railroad in the late 19th and early 20th centuries greatly stimulated industrial growth. Philadelphia & Reading eventually became one of, if not the largest, rail industries in our country and was the largest industrial enterprise in the world.
The men who grew up in Reading and the Berks County area and in Philadelphia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were very lucky.
The reading area was a key element in the development of the Industrial Revolution and the Industrial Revolution in general. Believing in the value of educating workers and their families, Thuns also founded Wyomissing Polytechnic School in 1884, located in the town of Reading, now part of Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Reading is located in the Reading area of Berks County, Pennsylvania, which is now part of the state of Pennsylvania. Reading is also within the city of Reading and lies on the border between Berks and Berks counties, the Berks River Valley and the Allegheny River Valley. It is located near the intersection of Route 9 and Route 10 in Reading, Berks County, also in Berks, Montgomery and Montgomery counties. Reading is also located within a city of reading and was located in an area within the city of Reading and the Berks region of Pennsylvania.
Up here, Reading looks like a small Pennsylvania town, nestled in a large patch of green that is Berks County. The streets are neatly laid out, but there are church towers here and there, and the county is 75 percent white, unlike the affluent suburbs of Philadelphia, including the one where Taylor Swift spent her childhood. But the Berks "identity has been balkanized, Murphy said, by cities and villages identifying more with their school districts than with the members of the Greater Reading area.
Census figures from the 19th century tell us that about 60 percent of families in Reading owned homes, an unusually high percentage compared to other American cities of the time. The 1930 census showed that the city had 1.5 million people, a peak that has never been reached since. In the 1930s, 2,827 thefts per 2,100,000 residents were recorded, compared with 1,842 thefts per 1 million residents in Philadelphia and 1,842 thefts per 2.7 million residents in Philadelphia.
This is due to the city's proximity to Philadelphia and its high population density, as well as its location in the midst of the Great Depression. The Socialists, including the Reading Group, have exploited the fears of the working class, the rural population, through their anti-war, pro-labour and social policies.
The reading was donated, for example, by the Thun family, which owned the Berkshire Narrow Fabric textile factory. Reading was also a thriving hatmaking centre; in 1806 there were 40 hat factories in the city.
In 1824 the Schuylkill Canal, which connected Reading with Philadelphia, was completed, and in 1828 the Union Canal was in operation. An east-west canal, completed in 1828, connected the Schuilkill and Susquehanna rivers and passed through Reading. When Pennsylvania was overshadowed by the production of the ore of the upper Great Lakes, Reading shifted to the production of iron and steel. The East and West Canals, both completed in 1828, passed through Reading and were connected by the SCHUYKILL and Susqueshannas.
The sabotage, combined with the railroad's already precarious financial situation due to the rapid construction, prompted management to ask the Pennsylvania State Police to calm the city and restore order. A north-south canal, completed in 1825, ran parallel to the Schuylkill River, connecting Reading with Philadelphia and the Delaware River. The North and South Canals, both completed at 6: 25 p.m., connected the reading with Philadelphia on the Philadelphia-Delaware River and parallel to the Schuilkill River. Passenger trains operated on the Reading main line until 27 July 1981, when the transit operator SEPTA restricted commuter traffic on electrified lines.