City Hall (Reading, Pennsylvania)

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City Hall
Reading PA City Hall.jpg
Reading City Hall, April 2011
City Hall (Reading, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
City Hall (Reading, Pennsylvania)
Location 8th & Washington Sts., Reading, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°20′16″N 75°55′18″W / 40.33778°N 75.92167°W / 40.33778; -75.92167Coordinates: 40°20′16″N 75°55′18″W / 40.33778°N 75.92167°W / 40.33778; -75.92167
Area 6.3 acres (2.5 ha)
Built 1904
Architect Davis & Davis
Architectural style Beaux Arts, Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 82003760[1]
Added to NRHP April 13, 1982

City Hall, originally known as Boy's High School, is a historic city hall located at Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1904, as the high school for boys, and converted to use as a city hall in 1928. It is a three-story, with basement, granite and gray brick building in the Beaux Arts style. It features terra cotta decorative elements and measures 210 feet by 201 feet.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes City of Reading (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: City Hall" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-08.