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19381207 - Comfort Station Plans Under Fire Real Estate...
Comfort Station Plans Under Fire Real Estate Board Joins In Criticism Declaring that plans for new entrances to the municip?,! comfort station at Fifth and Penn streets were "inimical to the interests of adjacent property owners and businesses and harmful to the development of this central and valuable business center." the executive committee of the Reading Estate Boajd yesterday laid formal protest to the proposed comfort station changes before Mayor Stump and members of city council. The Real Estate Board's resolutions of protest weje signed by Harry B. Davis, president, and M. Duke Sowers, secretary. The boafd told city officials that the proposed changes would "serve no good purpose," would be "harmful to existing values of real estate immediately adjoining" and would "adversely affect the businesses conducted thereini" "The structure," the board said, "would be unsightly and would mar the beauty of the Fffth and Penn streets district which h?,s definitely been improved by new structures at the southeast and southwest cor - ners, and the erection of any build - Southing in the location contemnlated will undoubtedly tend to obstruct traffic."

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 07 Dec 1938, Wed,
  3. Page 13

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