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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.
 
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. Touch for map. Constitution Boulevard also intersects here. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William McKinley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ringgold Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Penn's Common (approx. mile away); Volunteer Firemen (approx. mile away); The Pagoda (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Duryea Drive (approx. 0.3 miles away); Skyline Boulevard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 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.)
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.

2. Charles Edgar Duryea at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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