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.
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
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.