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Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of the First Post Office

 
 
Site of the First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
1. Site of the First Post Office Marker
Inscription.  
Site of the
First Post Office

of Reading, Berks Co., Penna.
1793 - 1823
John Walter - Postmaster

Property of
The Woman's Club
of Reading, PA.
January 2, 1919

 
Erected 1919 by The Woman's Club of Reading, Pennsylvania.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 2, 1919.
 
Location. 40° 20.284′ N, 75° 55.677′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on North 5th Street (Business U.S. 522) just south of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 N 5th St, Reading PA 19601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adappt House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Spencer Fullerton Baird (about 400 feet away); Dr. Bodo Otto (about 500 feet away); Trinity Lutheran Church Original Cemetery
The Woman's Club of Reading Center for the Arts image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
2. The Woman's Club of Reading Center for the Arts
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(about 500 feet away); Trinity Lutheran Church (about 600 feet away); William Strong (about 600 feet away); First Reformed Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conrad Weiser Trading Post (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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