"Our Mission: To promote architectural preservation and enhance neighborhood living"

Welcome to the Centre Park Historic District - a great place to call home!

Living Here

Centre Park is a welcoming, friendly and diverse urban neighborhood committed to preserving both the architecture and unique lifestyle which makes this neighborhood great. We encourage neighbors to connect, volunteer, and help make ours one of the very best neighborhoods in Berks County, Pennsylvania.


The Centre Turnpike (now Centre Avenue or Route 61) was completed from Reading to Sunbury, PA in 1809. However, residential expansion to the northwest of downtown Reading was hampered by “the Great Hollow,” a steep ravine which ran from Front and Washington Streets to 5th and Buttonwood.

Artifacts Bank

The Artifacts Bank is located at 707 N. 5th Street in the Centre Park Historic District Headquarters building.  Here you’ll find rows of salvaged, donated and consigned items from building demolitions, restorations and rehab projects for sale to the public for the purpose of encouraging and enabling the adaptable re-use of rescued architectural building materials.

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Self-Guided Walking Tour

Self-Guide Walking Tour of Centre Park Historic District Click on the link for more...

We’re Open!

The Artifacts Bank will resume its normal regular hours (Sundays 9 a.m. to 2...

Welcome Home

Centre Park  is Reading’s premier Historic District and is home to many long-time...


2019 Memberships are now available!  Purchasing a Centre Park Historic District...


Centre Park is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.  Getting involved is a great...