Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Charles E. Duryea
Inventor and builder of
America's first gasoline automobile
in Springfield, Massachusetts
The Duryea automobiles
which were manufactured in Reading
1900 - 1911
climbed Mount Penn in high gear
over this drive
Erected 1942 by The Historical Society of Berks County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 40° 20.172′ N, 75° 54.338′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Skyline Drive and Duryea Drive, on the right when traveling south on Skyline Drive. Marker is immediately north of the Pagoda atop Mount Penn. 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 Pagoda (a few steps from this marker); Skyline Boulevard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Duryea Drive The Camel Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Victory (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Artillerists Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away); Submarine Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away). 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 1,021 times since then and 91 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week November 29, 2015. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on October 5, 2015.