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Solomon Boscov

 
 
Solomon Boscov Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. George Nagel's Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Skew Bridge (approx. one mile away); Wallace Stevens (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Wallace Stevens (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Strong (approx. 1.5 miles away); Volunteer Firemen (approx. 1.5 miles away); Penn's Common (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Also see . . .
Solomon Boscov Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 19, 2014
2. Solomon Boscov Marker

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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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