Workshop of the World

stories of industry in & around Philadelphia

Albion Carpet Mill, c.1882
Northwest corner of East Hagert Street and Jasper Street

Carmen A. Weber, Irving Kosmin, and Muriel Kirkpatrick, Workshop of the World (Oliver Evans Press, 1990).

Various members of the Bromley family were associated with Philadelphia's carpet industry. By 1882 James A. and George D. Bromley were producing the more common ingrain and damask carpets at their Albion Carpet Mill on the northwest corner of East Hagert and Jasper Streets. The firm had 350 employees at 140 looms. 1 A six story brick building with a decorated and corbelled brick cornice and arched window openings still stands. Adjoining the east side of the mill on the corner sits a one story warehouse.

1   Lorin Blodget, Census of Manufactures of Philadelphia, p. 162.

Update May 2007 (by Torben Jenk):
Survives. Neighbors report that fish are imported and stored in huge tanks in the basement before being sold to pet stores.