Reaching Back To Fabric Row

 

  • Naked Philly discusses the current efforts of proprietors to re-brand South 4th Street as the heir of fabric row. The vision of the recently formed 4th Street Improvement Committee “is to promote the history of the street,” said storeowner Elena Brennan, “promote the wonderful fabric shops, and the craftsmanship. Design, sewing, upholstery, interior design as well as the fabrics, as well as the locally-owned boutiques. We want to keep shoppers here and not lose them to the garment district in New York.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.



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