Reading Hardware Company Butt Works

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Reading Hardware Company Butt Works
Reading Hardware Butt Works.jpg
Reading Hardware Butt Works, April 2011
Reading Hardware Company Butt Works is located in Pennsylvania
Reading Hardware Company Butt Works
Location 537 Willow St., Reading, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°19′29″N 75°55′33″W / 40.32472°N 75.92583°W / 40.32472; -75.92583Coordinates: 40°19′29″N 75°55′33″W / 40.32472°N 75.92583°W / 40.32472; -75.92583
Area 7.7 acres (3.1 ha)
Built 1875
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 79002170[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 1979

Reading Hardware Company Butt Works, also known as "The Hardware," is a historic factory building located in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1875, and consists of two wings connected by a boiler house. They are configured to enclose a courtyard, closed by a brick wall. The wings are three- and four-stories, and constructed of brick bearing walls with heavy timber framing. The boiler house has two square, free-standing chimneys and topped by a central lantern monitor.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] It is included in the Reading Hardware Company national historic district.

References[edit]

  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 Redevelopment Authority of Reading. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Reading Hardware Company Butt Works" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-22.