Stirling (Reading, Pennsylvania)

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Stirling, March 2011
Stirling (Reading, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Stirling (Reading, Pennsylvania)
Stirling (Reading, Pennsylvania) is located in the United States
Stirling (Reading, Pennsylvania)
Location1120 Centre Ave., Reading, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°21′9″N 75°56′3″W / 40.35250°N 75.93417°W / 40.35250; -75.93417Coordinates: 40°21′9″N 75°56′3″W / 40.35250°N 75.93417°W / 40.35250; -75.93417
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
ArchitectChandler, Theophilus P.
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Renaissance, Gothic Revival
NRHP reference No.80003427[1]
Added to NRHPApril 17, 1980

Stirling is a historic mansion located at Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was built between 1890 and 1892, and is a three-story, 24-room, Châteauesque style dwelling. It was designed by noted Philadelphia architect Theophilus Parsons Chandler, Jr. (1845-1928) and built for industrialist James Hervey Sternbergh. It is constructed of squared granite ashlar and features a number of eclectic decorative elements including tall chimneys with decorated caps, a balustraded verandah, steeply pitched gable roofs, and roof dormers.[2] It is now occupied by a bed and breakfast.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Michael J. O'Malley (October 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Stirling" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-08.