"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).
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."