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until December of 1932 when the new Berks County Court
House became operational (or at least April of 1931, when the
court house offices all moved to a rented building at Fourth
and Court Streets). In the interim, apparently things were
done that failed to comply with the letter of the law, but which
enabled the jury system to function - even if it was to the
detriment of the comfort of women jurors.

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For more on this as well as other dilemmas, issues and adventures
that arose regarding the when and where leading up to the
construction of the current court house, see "The Battle of Leinbach's
Hill" by Brian C. Engelhardt, in the most recent issue of the
Historical Review of Berks County, Summer 2018.
Post Script: THE LAST SESSION OF COURT IN
THE OLD COURT HOUSE. The last formal session of
court in the old Court House was held on April 24, 1931. All
Court House operations were then temporarily moved to a
rented building at Fourth and Court Streets. Notable in the
picture (page 20) of the last session is Charles Gisone (FKA
Carmen Gisone), an Italian court interpreter, who is seated
third from the left side in a gray pin striped suit. He is the
great-grandfather of the current Recorder of Deeds, Frederick
C. Sheeler. According to Sheeler, Gisone, an Italian immigrant,
originally was employed in the law office of a young sole
practitioner and was "reading for the law," seeking to take
the bar exam to become an attorney without attending law
school. At some point in the years prior to 1920, according
to Sheeler, "The attorney went to my great grandfather and
told him he could no longer work for him because the clients
were complaining about the 'Whop' in the office." Sheeler also
related that the "mob" in Reading offered to pay for Gisone
to go to law school on the condition he would then work for
them. Gisone declined that offer. He instead sold insurance
and real estate, was a notary and did Italian interpreting for
the courts. Sheeler added, "I imagine it must have felt like an
honor to him to be included in the photo (page 20) along with
the judges and other court officials at the time."

Brian C. Engelhardt, Esquire, is a member of The Berks
Barrister Committee, a frequent contributor to the
magazine and the author of the book Reading's Big
League Exhibition Games-Images of Baseball.

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