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The plan for Reading was laid out in 1743 by Richard and Thomas Penn, the sons of William Penn and proprietors of the colony of Pennsylvania since the elder Penn's death in 1718. The town, soon to be the county seat of Berks County (chartered in…

Not a great deal is known about F. A. Holtzwart, other than that, as a lithographer in the firm of Lehman & Duval, he was a skilled enough at his trade to be entrusted with drawing his own view of Reading onto the stone. The two churches in the…
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