Wyomissing in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This Year In Knitting Mills History
The Knitting Mills pioneered the use of Rayon during the "Roaring Twenties," just as women's style changes lead to shorter skirt lengths and demand for full-fashioned hosiery skyrocketed.
As a result, the Berkshire Knitting Mills quickly became the largest stocking manufacturer in the world.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Women.
Location. 40° 20.267′ N, 75° 57.306′ W. Marker is in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Knitting Mills Way just west of 8th Avenue, on the left 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. 1906 (a few steps from this marker); 2016 (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome To The Knitting Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); 1932 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1896 (about 300 feet away); Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute (about 400 feet away); 1941 (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 21 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.