West Reading Borough

Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Borough municipal offices are located at 500 Chestnut Street, West Reading PA 19611.
Phone: 610‑374‑8273.

First settled around 1873 when Frederick Frill created a lot plan of approximately 90 acres. One of the first purchasers, George Eckert, bought an entire block in 1874. West Reading was incorporated March 18, 1907 from parts of Cumru and Spring Townships. By 1950 it was the largest borough in Berks County. In 1969 West Reading's independent school district merged with Wyomissing School District.

West Reading is one of five boroughs created from parts of the original Spring Township. The others are Sinking Spring Borough, Wyomissing Borough, West Lawn Borough and Wyomissing Hills Borough.

West Reading Borough, like the other area municipalities, had a large number of industrial activities early in its history. These included many brick yards, a hat factory, a carriage works and a flour mill. The Belt Line Railroad, which passed through the eastern section, was constructed in 1902 to bypass Reading and avoid rail congestion

Nearby Towns: Alsace Twp • Bern Twp • Brecknock Twp • Cumru Twp • Exeter Twp • Kenhorst Boro • Laureldale Boro • Lower Alsace Twp • Mohnton Boro • Mount Penn Boro • Muhlenberg Twp • Reading City • Robeson Twp • Ruscombmanor Twp • Saint Lawrence Boro • Shillington Boro • Sinking Spring Boro • Spring Twp • West Lawn Boro •

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