Reading, Pennsylvania: The Pagoda
Seven-story, Japanese-style brick and tile structure on Mount Penn, 886 feet above Reading. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About The Pagoda
M. Night Shyamalan's film "The Last Airbender" was filmed, in part, at the historic structure in 2009.[John, 06/02/2010]
The Pagoda turned 100 in August, and soon after the renovation began. Great progress is being made -- the re-guilded gargoyles are back. I'm looking forward to seeing it with its new LED red lights.
One of the coolest things is that the red lights still blink on and off at 9 PM on Christmas Eve -- a signal to the city's children that it's time to get to bed.[Pulaski, 01/05/2009]
Back in 1908 a man named William Whitman built the Pagoda, originally intending it to be a resort. Whitman sold the Pagoda to Jonathan Mould in 1910 because Whitman couldn't get a liquor license for his resort. Mould sold it to the city of Reading for $1.[Joshua Campfield, 05/29/2004]
The town of Reading, Pennsylvania is weighing a proposal to charge an admission fee of $1 dollar at its popular Pagoda attraction. The money from over 30,000 annual visitors would go towards a maintenance fund for the odd building that stands overlooking the city on Mt.... [11/02/2003] Complete News Story