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

1906

This Year In Knitting Mills History

 
 
1906 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
1. 1906 Marker
Inscription.  
The Berkshire Knitting Mills was established in 1906. The first concrete steel-reinforced building in America was constructed here as part of the Big Red Building.

This site would go on to incorporate a medical dispensary, a junior college of engineering, and a foundry used to manufacture the knitting machines.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 40° 20.277′ N, 75° 57.302′ W. Marker is in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Knitting Mills Way just east of Park Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Hill Ave, Reading PA 19610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1924 (a few steps from this marker); 2016 (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome To The Knitting Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); 1896 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1932 (about 400 feet away); 1941
1906 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
2. 1906 Marker
(about 400 feet away); Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute (about 400 feet away); 1969 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyomissing.
 
 
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 16 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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