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Reading Terminal Headhouse

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Identification

Reading Terminal Headhouse
Reading Terminal Market, Pennsylvania Convention Center
219431

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
renaissance revival

Usages

commercial office restaurant mercantile

Facts

  • Fire Insurance maps indicate this building is 142 feet to the main roof, not including the penthouse.
  • The train station attached to this building was the largest single-span structure in the world when it was completed.
  • It was the last surviving single-span arched train shed in the United States.
  • The Headhouse and Train Shed were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
  • It now serves as the entrance to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, which occupies several blocks to the north.
  • The popular Reading Terminal Market is located in the lower level north of Arch Street.

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Location

1115-1141 Market Street
1-23 North 12th Street
Market Street & North 12th Street, NE corner
Center City East
Center City
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

Technical Data

142.00 ft
142.00 ft
8
1891
1893

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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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