Starting in the 1850s, as wealthy industrialists began to settle in Reading, Centre Avenue became a fashionable address with block after block of large, stately “country” mansions complete, with handsome carriage houses. Today, the Centre Park Historic District is a most desirable place to live. Several of the mansions have been transformed into elegant Bed and Breakfast accommodations and the lovely Queen Anne style homes that line the streets are painted to show off their wonderful architectural details.
Take a walking tour through this gracious, historic neighborhood. The Centre Park community invites visitors to peek inside their charming residences and gardens at annual events like the Holiday House Tour and Garden Tour .