Posts Tagged ‘textile industry’

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

Textile Industry Lives on in Port Richmond

Textile Industry Lives on in Port Richmond

May 9, 2012  |  Makin' It

We step inside Huntingdon Yarn Mill, the last surviving yarn manufacturer in Philadelphia, whose owners are committed to sustaining one of the city's most historic industries > more

Buck Hosiery Mill Burns, Two Firefighters Killed

Buck Hosiery Mill Burns, Two Firefighters Killed

April 9, 2012  |  News

An absentee landlord failed to secure the building and piled up more than $60,000 in unpaid property taxes, liens and building code violations > more