I have been trying to get up this mountain for 2 weeks! I found time after work today and decided to go check this landmark out.
"Completed in 1908 at a cost of $50,000, this pagoda was intended to be the hotel/restaurant centerpiece of a luxury resort. When plans for the rest of the resort were abandoned, the 7-story wooden building on 10 acres (4.0 ha) of land was donated to Reading in 1911. It is now part of the Mount Penn Preserve, 1,595 acres (645 ha) of municipally-owned land."
It was pretty cool. At night it lights up and is really awesome to see. but locals tell me to stay away at night because cops will chase you off due to all the kids that trash the place.
So much for that! But I did get a good view of the entire city and it was really nice to check out!