Overlooking the city on Mount Penn is Reading's symbol, a Japanese-style pagoda visible from almost everywhere in town and referred to locally as "The Pagoda". It was built in 1908 as a hotel and restaurant, but was never used for that purpose. It remains a tourist attraction. In 2007, plans were announced to renovate the area surrounding the Pagoda. The vision is to include walking paths and, possibly, a new mountaintop restaurant.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,698, and the median income for a family was $31,067.
The climate in and around Reading is variable, but relatively mild overall. Summers are very warm and humid, with average July highs around 85 °F. Extended periods of heat and high humidity do occur. On average, there are about 15–20 days per year where the temperature exceeds 90 °F. Autumn tends to be quite pleasant, as the heat and humidity of summer move out and clearer skies and lower humidity and temperatures move in. Winters can occasionally be harsh, but it is rarely long-lived. A respectable snowstorm will occur from time to time, but the harsher winter conditions experienced to the north and west don't often visit Greater Reading. It is not unusual for temperatures to fall to 0 °F at least once per winter, but rarely are below zero temperatures reported.
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African American Hair Braiding Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 917 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601-3608 (610) 685-1107
Mariame's Top Notch African American Hair Braiding Shop - Category: Black Hair Salons - 923 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601-3608 (610) 685-0850
Central Pan African American - Category: Museum - 119 North 10th Street, Reading, PA 19601-3704 (610) 371-8713 - (visit website)
Just a Little Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 20 S. 4th St. Reading, PA 19602 (610) 373-7340 - (visit website)
Maybelle's Louisiana Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 501 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601 (610) 898-0101
On April 25 - 26th, 2009, the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum (CPAAM), located in Reading, Pa., invited the public to its Second Annual Berks County Underground Railroad Tour. This video was taken by me while on tour at the museum's location at the Old Bethel AME Church, 119 N. 10th Street, in Reading, Pa.
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