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

Solomon Boscov

 
 
Solomon Boscov Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, January 19, 2014
1. Solomon Boscov Marker
Inscription.  Founder of the family-owned department store chain. An immigrant from Russia, 1911, he came to Reading as a peddler. His first store began here after WWI and gradually expanded. New stores opened starting in 1962. In 1969 he died; thirty years later, Boscov's had 34 stores in five states.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 40° 21.381′ N, 75° 55.161′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of North 9th Street and Pike Street, on the right when traveling north on North 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. George Nagel's Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); General David McMurtie Gregg (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different
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marker also named General David McMurtie Gregg (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named General David McMurtie Gregg (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named General David McMurtie Gregg (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named General David McMurtie Gregg (approx. 0.9 miles away); Major General David McMurtie Gregg (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named General David McMurtie Gregg (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Also see . . .
1. Solomon Boscov at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. About Boscov's. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Solomon Boscov Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, January 19, 2014
2. Solomon Boscov Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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