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

The Pagoda

 
 
The Pagoda atop Mount Penn image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. The Pagoda atop Mount Penn
Inscription.  
This building
with 10 acres of land
was given to
the City of Reading
by Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Mould
April 21, 1911

In memory of
James Matz
Carpenter-Contractor & Builder
and sons
Chas. E. & Jas. A. Matz
Designers of this Pagoda

 
Erected 1911 by City of Reading.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1905.
 
Location. 40° 20.168′ N, 75° 54.337′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Markers are next to the entrance doors to the Pagoda, atop Mount Penn, near the intersection of Duryea Drive and Skyline Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duryea Drive (a few steps from this marker); Skyline Boulevard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Duryea Drive (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Camel Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Victory
The Pagoda Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., http://www
2. The Pagoda Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Artillerists Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); Submarine Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Also see . . .  The Pagoda. (Submitted on December 7, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Pagoda Builder Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. The Pagoda Builder Marker
The Pagoda Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
4. The Pagoda Markers
The Pagoda image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
5. The Pagoda
Markers and entrance are down one level from the parking lot, on the facade facing the photographer.
View of Downtown Reading from the Pagoda image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
6. View of Downtown Reading from the Pagoda
Looking west.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 7, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on December 5, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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