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

1896

This Year In Knitting Mills History

 
 
1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
1. 1896 Marker
Inscription.  
Ferdinand Thun and Henry Janssen accepted an offer to relocate to Wyomissing, where Reading Suburban Real Estate Co. sold them a site for $1.

This site went on to become the Berkshire Knitting Mills, the largest company of its kind in the world.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 20.264′ N, 75° 57.374′ 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: 850 Knitting Mills Way, 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2016 (about 300 feet away); 1906 (about 300 feet away); 1932 (about 400 feet away); Welcome To The Knitting Mills (about 600 feet away); Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute (about 600 feet away); 1941 (about 800 feet away); 1969 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyomissing.
 
1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
2. 1896 Marker
Plaque on the adjacent building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
3. Plaque on the adjacent building
 
 
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 19 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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