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

Duryea Drive

 
 
Duryea Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. Duryea Drive Marker
Inscription.  
Named in honor of Charles E. Duryea, inventor and builder of first successful hill-climbing gasoline automobile in U.S. Duryea Drive, extending from City Park to the Pagoda, is the course used by Duryea for testing his cars, 1900-1907.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 20.084′ N, 75° 54.666′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Clymer Street and Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on Clymer Street. Constitution Boulevard also intersects here. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Camel Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The Artillerists Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Oak (within shouting distance of this
Duryea Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Duryea Drive Marker
Looking north along Clymer Street, with Duryea Drive intersecting from the right about 300 north of this point.
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marker); Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Persian Gulf War-Era Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Submarine Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Duryea. (Submitted on December 5, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Charles Edgar Duryea at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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