A Peek At Phase 2 Of Shurs Lane Mills Reuse

 

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"Drawing included in the 1885 survey, courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia" | Naked Philly

“Drawing included in the 1885 survey, courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia” | Naked Philly

  • Naked Philly tours the belated redevelopment of the second Shurs Lane Mills building, which for a time after being opened by Manayunk’s Kentworthy family in the Centennial Year of 1876, under-employed the mill town’s teenagers to make carpet yarn. Dempsey Development and Brokerage will by spring 2016 have delivered 37 apartment units here at Pechin Street & Shurs Lane, “most of which will be studios and one bedrooms starting at $1105 per month.”
  • West Philly Local promotes an open information meeting to be held by SEPTA this evening concerning its 40th St Station ADA Accessibility Project. Besides better servicing the disabled (replaced sidewalks, two elevators), the alterations—to be ready by spring 2017—will include the installation of new bathrooms, information signage, and headhouse coverings.
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