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stories of industry in & around Philadelphia


Lorin Blodget, Census of Manufactures of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, 1883)

McElroy's Philadelphia Directory for 1849 (Philadelphia)

McElroy's Philadelphia Directory for 1860 (Philadelphia)

McElroy's Philadelphia Directory for 1865 (Philadelphia)

Gopsill's Philadelphia Directory for 1873 (Philadelphia)

Federal Writers' Project, Philadelphia: A Guide to the Nation's Birthplace, Works Progress Administration for Pennsylvania, (Harrisburg, 1937)

Philip Scranton and Walter Licht, Work Sights: Industrial Philadelphia, 1890-1950 (Philadelphia, 1986)

Delaware River Bridge Joint Commission, The Bridge Over the Delaware River Connecting Philadelphia, PA. and Camden, NJ. Final Report of the Board of Engineers submitted June 1, 1927 by Ralph Modjeski, George S. Webster, Laurence A. Ball (Philadelphia)

Nicholas B. Wainwright, History of the Philadelphia Electric Company 1881-1961 (Philadelphia, 1961)

Philadelphia Electric Co., Milestones Philadelphia Electric Company 1881-1981 (n.d.).

Nominations for the National Register of Historic Places for the following sites
a. Heywood Chair Building—by George E. Thomas, Clio Group, Inc., 1984
b. Reading Terminal—by Andrew Craig Morrison, 1972
c. Piers 3 and 5, the Girard Group—by Alice Kent Schooler, John Milner Associates, Inc., 1983
d. Pitcairn Building—by Richard Webster, John Milner Associates, Inc., 1987

Montgomery Schuyler and Thomas Nolan, "A Modern Publishing House," The Architectural Record (1916)

Public Ledger, Philadelphia, October 14, 1893

NRHS Bulletin 33 (6) (1968), National Railway Historical Society, Philadelphia Chapter

The Evening Bulletin, October 6, 1978

Baist 1895
Bromley 1908
Franklin 1939
Hexamer & Locher
Hexamer General Surveys

Herbert Bernstein, regarding Samuel Cresswell Ironworks, February 3, 1989

Additional Sources:
Miriam Hussey,
From Merchants to "Colour Men": Five Generations of Samuel Wetherill's White Lead Business, (Philadelphia, 1956)

A Completed Century 1826-1926: The Story of Heywood-Wakefield Company, (Boston, 1926)

Nathaniel Burt,
The Perennial Philadelphians, (Boston, 1963)

Jack Steelman,
"Curtis Building Documented," in Chapternews (Newsletter of the Oliver Evans Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology), 1985

Joseph M. Wilson,
"The Philadelphia and Reading Terminal and Railroad Station in Philadelphia," Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers 34, August 1895

Edwin T. Freedley,
Philadelphia and Its Manufactures, (Philadelphia, 1857)

Charles Elbert Zaretz,
The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America: A Study in Progressive Trades-Unionism, (New York, 1934)