The Summit House was once located at the top of Skyline Drive here in Reading, PA. It was a popular place for people from the City to escape the busy streets of Reading for a week-end or just a few day’s. The House had rooms, a bar, billard hall, dance hall, and many activities for young and old. Today, there is not much left of the ole’ place. On April 23, 1923 it was set on fire by a Arson that was never found. Image shown was from a Postcard.
What remains of the Stone steps that led up to the House. Steps that lead to History.
Another view of the old steps that still exist today.
This was once a railroad bed that came right below the Summit House. People could ride the Train up to the House, and take the steps that I showed above. The rails & wooden ties have long been torn away. It’s used as a Walking Trail now.
There is not very much to show of the old place. The foundation of where it once stood is still there, but in poor condition. The City of Reading does not take much care of this Historic spot. It just waste’s away into History.
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