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Hendel Brothers, Sons and Company Hat Factory

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Area  less than one acre
NRHP Reference #  79002168
Built  c. 1850
Added to NRHP  20 November 1979
Hendel Brothers, Sons and Company Hat Factory
Location  517-539 S. 5th St., Reading, Pennsylvania
Similar  Nolde Forest Environm, Daniel Boone Homestead, Genesius Theatre, Reading Public Museum, Santander Arena

Hendel Brothers, Sons and Company Hat Factory, also known as "The Hat Factory," is a historic factory building located in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The original section was built about 1850, as a woolen mill. It is a three-story, brick building with the central section measuring 62 feet by 130 feet. It has a three-story south wing, two-story north wing, and small two-story west wing. It is of heavy timber frame construction, and features large arched double hung windows. A hat factory operated in the building until about 1930, after which it was used as a warehouse and trucking terminal.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

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Hendel Brothers, Sons and Company Hat Factory Wikipedia


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