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post by DudeManDeuce   |  | 
Philadelphia Mill
< on 8/19/2021 12:45 AM >

I found this place while exploring the Schuylkill River. It's a factory/warehouse that is about half a mile long. What a find, this place is absolutely gigantic. 2-3 floors, a roof, and a gnarly basement. I only had time to explore maybe one third of the place, definitely going back soon.
I couldn't find much information on this place. Part of it seemed to be untouched since the 80s, other parts active as recently as 2016. When I first walked in all the lights were on. After being stealthy for a while, and seeing the asbestos warning signs, I realized no one was there. It appears that this place made all sorts of stuff from machinery to Marlboro boxes. It was probably divided up into different divisions given the size of the place and the variety of equipment. If anyone knows about the history of this place I'd like to hear about it.






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post by DescentOnARope   |  | 
Re: Philadelphia Mill
<Reply # 1 on 8/19/2021 3:49 AM >

The places in 6 and 7 (the basement) have to be some of the most densely grimy spots I've seen. Cool place.


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post by ryanpics   |  | 
Re: Philadelphia Mill
<Reply # 2 on 8/19/2021 10:13 PM >

Nice pictures. That little boiler house is so lowkey but unique looking. Makes me wanna get back up there.

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post by DudeManDeuce   |  | 
Re: Philadelphia Mill
<Reply # 3 on 8/19/2021 10:24 PM >

Posted by DescentOnARope
The places in 6 and 7 (the basement) have to be some of the most densely grimy spots I've seen. Cool place.


Caked with grime. The locker rooms were taped off with asbestos warnings, they've probably been untouched for 30 years (using the pill bottle to date it). The basement is great but I found it at the very end of my trip so that will be one of the first places I go when I return.


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post by Philodis   |  | 
Re: Philadelphia Mill
<Reply # 4 on 8/20/2021 12:31 AM >

Nice find! I love these sprawling industrial abandonments.


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post by Samurai   |  | Vehicular Lord Rick

Re: Philadelphia Mill
<Reply # 5 on 8/20/2021 4:19 AM >

the last picture in the series looks like the bottom end of a paper machine,an assembly called a calendar stack. It determines how thick the paper is as its wound on to the reel and then transferred to the winder. (I worked in a paper mill for 11 years).


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post by randomesquephoto   |  | 
Re: Philadelphia Mill
<Reply # 6 on 8/21/2021 8:38 PM >

GOOD SHIT. I do like a good Philly factory!


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post by DudeManDeuce   |  | 
Re: Philadelphia Mill
<Reply # 7 on 8/21/2021 11:54 PM >

Posted by Samurai
the last picture in the series looks like the bottom end of a paper machine,an assembly called a calendar stack. It determines how thick the paper is as its wound on to the reel and then transferred to the winder. (I worked in a paper mill for 11 years).


That jives with all of the Marlboro boxes I found, they must have been manufacturing them, there were so many. Right next to that machinery there was some type of control panel that was powered on. Here are a couple of pics.

I don't why whole this whole place is powered up, pretty eerie!






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post by Kurt   |  | 
Re: Philadelphia Mill
<Reply # 8 on 8/22/2021 3:06 AM >

I haven't explored in Philly in a solid 5 years but there are (or were) SO MANY amazing places there. Some wild times there over the years. Thanks for sharing. This one isn't ringing a bell for me though.


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post by Porcelain Doll   |  | 
Re: Philadelphia Mill
<Reply # 9 on 9/1/2021 3:33 AM >

You did this jawn recently?? Last time I tried going back security was patrolling hot, and then I just sorta forgot about it until few days ago when it popped in my memories from like 4 years ago.


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post by DudeManDeuce   |  | 
Re: Philadelphia Mill
<Reply # 10 on 9/7/2021 10:55 PM >

Posted by Porcelain Doll
You did this jawn recently?? Last time I tried going back security was patrolling hot, and then I just sorta forgot about it until few days ago when it popped in my memories from like 4 years ago.


Yes, I've been there twice, no signs of life. DM me if you want more info.


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post by plum   |  | 
Re: Philadelphia Mill
<Reply # 11 on 9/17/2023 5:34 AM >

Hey i was wondering if anyone's been there recently and know whether there's any nightime security since they started doing demo work there. dm me if you have any info youre fine with sharing

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