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

The Federal Inn

1763 - 1814

 
 
The Federal Inn DAR Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. The Federal Inn DAR Marker
Inscription.  

in which
George Washington
while President of the United States
was an honored guest
October 1, 1794

 
Erected 1914 by Berks County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1864.
 
Location. 40° 20.131′ N, 75° 55.704′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Penn Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the south wall of the former Farmers National Bank building, on Penn Square, about 125 feet west of 5th Street (Business US Route 222). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 Penn Street, Reading PA 19601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Federal Inn (a few steps from this marker); Hiester Home (a few steps from this marker); Conrad Weiser Trading Post
Federal Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Federal Inn Marker
Former Farmers National Bank building in background.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Woman's Christian Temperance Union Drinking Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Conrad Weiser (within shouting distance of this marker); William Strong (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry A. Muhlenberg (about 400 feet away); Dr. Bodo Otto (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Also see . . .  Whiskey Rebellion. (Submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Former Farmers National Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Former Farmers National Bank Building
"Erected 1925 on the site of the Federal Inn, built in 1763"
Federal Inn Drawing image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Federal Inn Drawing
Detail above entrance to former Farmers National Bank building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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