The William Penn Memorial Fire Tower ~ built in 1939, this imposing stone and reinforced concrete tower is 120 feet tall and sits atop Mt. Penn, overlooking the City of Reading, Pennsylvania. The tower is situated along Skyline Drive, one mile from Reading’s landmark Pagoda. From the top of the tower there is a 60 mile panoramic view. The tower is 950 feet above 5th and Penn Street, the center of the city, and 1,015 feet above the Schuylkill River, and 1239 feet above sea level.
On 3/27/10 we took our grandson to football camp in Reading so it gave me a chance to explore new sights and scenery!! The original photo of the fire tower (see below) was nice but I thought a little boring. I used adobe photoshop to combine three layers of skies until I got the “fire in the sky” look. You can tell me if you like the original or the fiery version better ~ thanks for looking!!