For $2.3 million, you can own ‘the world’s greatest indoor miniature village’

April 4, 2018

By Staff

A more-than-60-year-old famous off-highway attraction in Berks County is up for sale.

“The world’s greatest indoor miniature village,” as the business Roadside America calls itself, was the lifelong oeuvre of Laurence Gieringer, who began building models as a boy in Reading. He added on and on, until the village was big enough to fill nearly 8,000 square feet in a building in Shartlesville, just off Interstate 78. It opened in 1953 and hasn’t changed much since Gieringer died in 1963.

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