Posts Tagged ‘manufacturing’

Widdy Dialect: The

Widdy Dialect: The “Hoagie” Of Darts

April 17, 2014  |  Preservation

Under the rumbling El and amidst the hustle and bustle at Kensington and Somerset, a distinctly Philadelphian brand of darts is made the same way it has been for over 100 years—by hand. Brad Maule throws a round with Widdy Darts > more

Windows Into An Artist Surge Near Temple

Windows Into An Artist Surge Near Temple

April 10, 2014  |  Art & Design

At Ninth & Dauphin, the Window Factory maintains its industrial past while bridging the artistic present on the edge of Temple University's North Philadelphia dominion. Philly History Truck curator Erin Bernard looks into the challenges developers face in preserving and adapting old factory buildings in transitioning neighborhoods > more

Don't Call It A Warehouse

Don’t Call It A Warehouse

December 6, 2013  |  Photography

Another former factory in the river wards is slated to become apartments. Peter Woodall visited during its last days and brings us a portrait > more

In Port Richmond, An Industrial Legacy Lives On

In Port Richmond, An Industrial Legacy Lives On

January 9, 2013  |  Preservation

Last year, the descendants of the original CH Masland, who built the nation's largest auto carpet mill in Port Richmond, returned to their great-great grandfather's factory. Theresa Stigale accompanied them on the Hidden City version of "this is your life" (and she stuck around to talk to photograph some of the building's current tenants) > more

Northern Liberties Then & Now

Northern Liberties Then & Now

August 10, 2012  |  Photography

Northern Liberties has changed so much lately that even 10 years ago seems like a distant era. Join us as we take a dip via photo essay into the semi-recent past, when rotting factories and vacant lots still dotted the neighborhood > more