Neighborhood: Nicetown/Germantown (on the border)
Address: 4501 Wayne Avenue/130 West Berkley Street
I am: A supporter and scholar of historic preservation with an uncanny ability to attract stray animals.
Current home: Roxborough
Very soon after New Glen Echo Mills built this site, other manufacturers built factories across the street and workmen’s housing soon followed, creating the industrial landscape that you see from the Wayne Junction station platform. Although Philadelphia will never again be the Workshop of the World, it makes me glad to know that there are family-run manufacturers still successfully operating in this city. Wayne Mills creates the specialty products that Philadelphia was once known for – and that’s why I love these buildings.