Posts Tagged ‘manufacturing’

The Gold Standard In North Philadelphia Metallurgy

The Gold Standard In North Philadelphia Metallurgy

June 4, 2014  |  Makin' It

As the economy rides its roller coaster of peaks and valleys across history, the gold refining industry rides with it, often in the opposite direction. Theresa Stigale profiles one such operation, Garfield Refining Company, who have refined precious metals for jewelers, dentists, pawn shops and more since 1892 > more

Widdy Dialect: The

Widdy Dialect: The “Hoagie” Of Darts

April 17, 2014  |  Makin' It

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  |  Vantage

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

When Philly Saved The Urban Squirrel

When Philly Saved The Urban Squirrel

December 20, 2013  |  Morning Blend

Zoological preservation, a strategy for reviving the a bit of the “workshop of the world,” Logan Triangle still has no finalized development plan, something missing in Ridge Ave reuse, and have yourself “A Very Philly Christmas” > more

Don't Call It A Warehouse

Don’t Call It A Warehouse

December 6, 2013  |  Last Light

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