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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Location of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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Ferdinand Thun and Henry Janssen accepted an offer to relocate to Wyomissing, where Reading Suburban Real Estate Co. sold them a site for $1.
This site went on to become the Berkshire Knitting Mills, the largest company of its kind in the . . . — — Map (db m160669) HM|
The Berkshire Knitting Mills was established in 1906. The first concrete steel-reinforced building in America was constructed here as part of the Big Red Building.
This site would go on to incorporate a medical dispensary, a junior college . . . — — Map (db m160664) HM|
The Knitting Mills pioneered the use of Rayon during the "Roaring Twenties," just as women's style changes lead to shorter skirt lengths and demand for full-fashioned hosiery skyrocketed.
As a result, the Berkshire Knitting Mills quickly . . . — — Map (db m160667) HM|
The most famous innovation developed at the Berkshire Knitting Mills was the "Reading" Knitting Machine. The "Reading," made up of 130,000 finely crafted parts, could be appreciated as both a marvel of engineering as well as a fine work of art. . . . — — Map (db m160670) HM|
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|An affiliate of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. purchased the property from VF Corporation. UGI Energy Services' decision to locate its regional HQ here set the stage for the redevelopment of The Knitting Mills. Subsequent commitments from Tower . . . — — Map (db m160665) HM|
|Founded by Ferdinand Thun and Henry Janssen in 1906, the Berkshire Knitting Mills served as a hub of technological innovation and civic pride. Together with Textile Machine Works and Narrow Fabric Company, this multi-faceted manufacturing enterprise . . . — — Map (db m160660) HM|
In grateful memory to the men and women from this community who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during any wars and a lasting tribute to those who gave their lives in the services of their country — — Map (db m161135) WM|
|Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1927 by Henry Janssen and Ferdinand Thun, stood at this site until 1958. Prior to 1930, it had been the Sacred Heart Church, built in 1917. WPI's rigorous curriculum trained certified . . . — — Map (db m160671) HM|