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Reading Outlet Mall

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Late 19th century with later alterations. Reading Ave., off U.S. 222 N. Wyomissing exit, West Reading

When heavy industry began to disappear, a portion of Reading's great mill buildings were adapted as the nation's first outlet mall. These late-nineteenth-century brick mills with the immense windows typified the industrial city from Philadelphia to Allentown and Easton and west to Harrisburg. Few now survive.

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George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Reading Outlet Mall", [Wyomissing, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-BE12.

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