Workshop of the World

stories of industry in & around Philadelphia

Recent additions:

U.S. Gypsum,
56th Street west of Schuylkill River, Philadelphia PA

Reading Company Grain Elevator (1925-1950s), Granary (1976-)
411 North 20th Street, Philadelphia PA

Terminal Commerce Building / North American Building / 401 North Broad (1930)
401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA (northeast corner of Callowhill Street)

Third Philadelphia Mint (1901-1969), Community College of Philadelphia (1973-)
1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

Willow Street Steam Plant (1927)—"756,000 pounds of steam per hour."
875 Willow Street (northeast corner 9th and Willow Streets), Philadelphia, PA

Bridesburg Manufacturing Co.—"machinery used for carding, weaving, spinning, winding and finishing cotton and wool."

Fayette R. Plumb, Inc.—manufacturers of trench tools, Bolo knives, etc.

"Doughboy's Iron Lid", or steel helmet, of World War I fame.

Tacony Ordnance—side rods, propellor shaftings, gun forgings.