Monday, January 1, 2007

Fast Facts

The Abraham Lincoln opened on May 30, 1930

We became a Wyndham in September, 2004

We have 104 guest rooms, including suites from floors 10 to 18

There are 52 apartments in the building for seniors, from floors 4 to 9

The hotel was named after President Abraham Lincoln because his Great Grandfather and Grandfather lived in Berks County. Also, the man who built this hotel and others like it across the US, named them after Presidents or famous political persons.

John Philip Sousa, famous composer of marches, died in this hotel March 6, 1932.

The Abraham Lincoln is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

The Abraham Lincoln is located at the corner of 5th and Washington Streets, in Reading's Callowhill Historic District, named for the maiden name of one of William Penn’s sons wives. 5th street used to be called Callowhill Street.

The grand Presidential Ballroom, seating up to 300 people, has beautiful crystal chandeliers brought from the Hess’s department store in Allentown. The Chandeliers in the lobby are original, as well as all the wrought iron railings.

Along with our Presidential Ballroom, we have 4 meeting rooms. The Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington and Madison.

The parking garage attached to the hotel is owned by the city, hotel guests pay $5 per night for parking. Parking is free for non guests who patronize the restaurant or tavern. From Friday night at 5:30 to Sunday afternoon, parking is free and the gates will be up.

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