Reading Hardware Company

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Reading Hardware Company
Reading Hardware District.jpg
Reading Hardware District, April 2011
Reading Hardware Company is located in Pennsylvania
Reading Hardware Company
Location Roughly bounded by Willow, S. 6th, and Canal Sts., and alleyway, Reading, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°19′32″N 75°55′38″W / 40.32556°N 75.92722°W / 40.32556; -75.92722Coordinates: 40°19′32″N 75°55′38″W / 40.32556°N 75.92722°W / 40.32556; -75.92722
Area 2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1888
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Modern Movement
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 97000516[1]
Added to NRHP June 13, 1997

Reading Hardware Company, also known as "The Hardware," is a historic factory complex and national historic district located in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The district includes five contributing buildings along with the previously listed Reading Hardware Company Butt Works. They include brick and heavy timber frame buildings dated to the late-19th century, and early-20th century reinforced concrete buildings.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[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 unknown (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Reading Hardware Company" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-22.