Workshop of the World

stories of industry in & around Philadelphia

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"Arrott's Mill. Arrott Steam Power Mills Co." (1892), Hexamer #2610-2611.

Arrott's Steam Power Mills Company
, 1887
2026 East Hagert Street, Philadelphia PA 19125
(southwest corner of Coral Street)

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

In 1878 William Arrott and Company built a mill to manufacture cotton and woolen yarns on the northeast corner of Boston and Coral Streets. This mill was replaced by a one story building and a large, five story brick building facing 2026 East Hagert Street in 1887. This mill, containing a 350 horsepower engine, was one of at least two steam power mills operated by Arrott in Kensington. In 1889 four tenants occupied the entire complex: M. Lafferty, manufacturing woolen yarn; John Bromley & Sons, producing woven upholsterers' goods at this location; McIlroy & Chestnut, weaving ingrain carpets; and J.G. Carruth & Company, making cotton and woolen goods. 1 The painted signs of Standard Rug Mills, twentieth century owners, are still visible on the building.

1   Hexamer General Survey #2272-2273 (1889) "Arrott's Mill, Arrott Steam Power Mills Co."


Update May 2007 (by Torben Jenk):
Neighbors say the current occupants are Hirsch (manufacturing horsehair brushes) and Polyac (supplying futons).



See also:
Hexamer General Survey #1454-1455 (1880) "Arrott's Mill, Wm. Arrott, Owner."
Hexamer General Survey #2610-2611 (1892) "Arrott's Mill. Arrott Steam Power Mills Co."