Preservation & Repairs

The Centre Park Historic District is protected by the City of Reading’s Historic District Ordinance. All construction, restoration or maintenance work that is visible from the street must be reviewed and approved in advance.

Please note that conversion of single-family homes into apartments is no longer allowed in the District.

The Historic Preservation Office can approve plans for simple repairs: 610-655-6414.

Additions, remodeling work, and restorations require the approval of the Reading Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) which can also be reached at 610-655-6414