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

1969

This Year In Knitting Mills History

 
 
1969 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 20, 2020
1. 1969 Marker
Inscription.  
VF Corporation acquired Berkshire International corporation and pioneered the idea of outlet shopping at the former Berkshire Knitting Mill buildings in Wyomissing and West Reading.

The industrial setting and tenant mix create a unique retail experience for bargain hunters. At its peak, six million shoppers visited VF Outlet Center annually.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
 
Location. 40° 20.3′ N, 75° 57.159′ W. Marker is in West Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Knitting Mills Way, on the right when traveling north on 8th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 739 Reading Ave, Reading PA 19611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1941 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome To The Knitting Mills (about 500 feet away); 1906 (about 700 feet away); 1924 (about 700 feet away); Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute
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(about 700 feet away); 2016 (about 800 feet away); 1932 (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1896 (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Additional commentary.
1. Location of the marker
The border between the boroughs of Wyomissing and West Reading crosses through the parking lot. This marker is on the West Reading side of the border.
    — Submitted November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
1969 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 20, 2020
2. 1969 Marker
 
 
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 86 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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