Posts Tagged ‘textile industry’

Marked Potential: Cunningham Piano Company

Marked Potential: Cunningham Piano Company

August 18, 2016  |  Marked Potential

The sleek, slender Cunningham Piano Company tower on Chestnut Street has sat empty for the better part of a decade while potential renovations and reuse have passed it by. Enough is enough, says Shila Griffith, who envisions an all-in-one textile design studio in the sky with this month's Marked Potential > more

Long Blighted, The Former Native American Museum On Chestnut Street To Be Redeveloped

Long Blighted, The Former Native American Museum On Chestnut Street To Be Redeveloped

January 12, 2015  |  News

Ten years has past since the Native American Museum at 2nd and Chestnut Street has seen tenants. Rusting and rotting among a row of pristine, Old City façades, the property may see a comeback at the hands of new owners Posel Management. Ryan Briggs has the story. > more

America's Oldest Yarn Mill: A Portrait

America’s Oldest Yarn Mill: A Portrait

December 4, 2012  |  Last Light

125 years of industrial history had accumulated at the Wilde Yarn textile mill in Manayunk by the time it closed in 2008. A group of photographers documented that rich legacy this summer before it was dismantled. Here's what they saw. > more

Two Historic Kensington Bank Buildings Get Short End of Zoning Board Decision

Two Historic Kensington Bank Buildings Get Short End of Zoning Board Decision

August 16, 2012  |  News

The ZBA approves the Women's Community Revitalization Project's plan for 25 units of low-income housing at the long-disputed site under the El. Preservationists and community groups in Fishtown and Kensington are opposed to the project > more

Incentives Coming For Renovating Kensington Mills

Incentives Coming For Renovating Kensington Mills

May 30, 2012  |  Buzz

A "thematic" historic district covering 48 commercial and industrial buildings in Kensington is the start of an effort to turn the Workshop of the World into an asset for the future > more