Reading Knitting Mills

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Reading Knitting Mills
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Reading Knitting Mills, March 2011
Reading Knitting Mills is located in Pennsylvania
Reading Knitting Mills
Location 350 Elm St., Reading, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°20′23″N 75°55′49″W / 40.33972°N 75.93028°W / 40.33972; -75.93028Coordinates: 40°20′23″N 75°55′49″W / 40.33972°N 75.93028°W / 40.33972; -75.93028
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1891, 1898, c. 1920
Built by Beard, George W.
Architect Levi H. Focht
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82003762[1]
Added to NRHP April 13, 1982

Reading Knitting Mills is a historic factory building located in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1891, and expanded in 1898, and about 1920. It is a four-story, 15 bay by 4 bay, brick building with Italianate style influences. It has a corbelled brick cornice and slate covered gable roof. It has a brick boiler house annex and one-story addition built in 1898. The fourth floor was added to the original three-story building about 1920.[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 Irvin Rathman and Michel R. Lefevre. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Reading Knitting Mills" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-22.