Workshop of the World

stories of industry in & around Philadelphia



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

George Bromley, Atlas of Philadelphia, Vol. V, containing part of Wards 3 & 4 (Philadelphia, 1887).

Larry DeYoung, Amtrak and Conrail, Spring Tour, (Chapternews, Vol. 1, No.1, the newsletter of the Oliver Evans Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology, Summer 1984).

Federal Writer's Project, Philadelphia, A Guide to the Nation's Birthplace (Harrisburg, 1936).

Ernest Hexamer,
Hexamer General Insurance Surveys, 1867-1897(Philadelphia, 1865-1897).

Joseph Jackson, Encyclopedia of Philadelphia, Vol. IV (Harrisburg, 1933).

Moses King, Philadelphia and Notable Philadelphians (New York, 1902).

Leslie A. Kniskern, History of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (unpublished paper, c. 1950; research files of the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard).

James J. D. Lynch, Jr.,
Grain, Girard Point and the Pennsylvania Railroad (The High Line, Vol. 6, Nos. 1 and 2, Autumn 1985-Winter 1985).

McElroy's Philadelphia Directory (Philadelphia, 1859),

Frederic Miller et al, Still Philadelphia (Philadelphia, 1986).

George Morgan, The History of the City of Philadelphia, the City of Firsts (Philadelphia, 1926).

David G. Orr, Philadelphia as Industrial Archaeological Artifact: A Case Study (Historical Archaeology, Vol. 11, 1977).

Philadelphia Electric Company (Milestones, Philadelphia, 1981).

Sparks Shot Tower, folder with miscellaneous notes at Philadelphia Historical Commission).

Hugh Scott,
Our Navy Yard (The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, November 29, 1964).

Philip Scranton and Walter Licht, Work Sights, Industrial Philadelphia, 1850-1950, (Philadelphia, 1986).

Robert Teitelman, Birch's Views of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, 1982).

Stephen N. Winslow, Biographies of Successful Philadelphia Merchants (Philadelphia, 1864).

Werner S. Zimmt, Notes on the Development of [the] Chemical Industry in the Nineteenth Century through University-Industry Interaction as Illustrated by Two Products made by John Harrison of Philadelphia (unpublished research paper, University of Pennsylvania, 1981).


17th century Swedish and Dutch sites and structures in South and Southwest Philadelphia, including the "Swedish Glebe House (1698)," "Replica Wicaco Block House (1669)," "Bleakly Homestead / Canonball House," "Site of Old Pest House," "Swedish Log Farm House," "Old Swedes Mill (1646)," "Site Fort Nyawasa (1645)," "Printz Stockade near site of Dutch Fort Beversreede (1648)", and 18th century structures including the "Penrose Ferry Inn" and "Gallows Lane," are shown on the map of the 1808 Powder Magazine, (HAER, c. 1937).