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Location DB > United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Philco Plant Building 14
Philco Plant Building 14
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created by Soldat on 1/28/2011 5:19 AM
last modified by Soldat on 5/13/2015 12:12 AM
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Good sized building, very empty. Some floor space converted to office space. Good view from the roof in an area nobody is going to call the police and bother you.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
106 East Venango Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
  • Its a furniture outlet now. Go right in.
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1925
    Closed: 0
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    This building is the last remnant of the once sprawling Philco complex which took up multiple city blocks just east of this building. This building was part of the companies cabinet manufacturing operation, making cabinets for old radios.

    Philco, which began as a battery company, soon switched to Radio manufacture and was one of the most successful in the world, not only expanding their Philadelphia facilities to more buildings but also opening more factories in the UK, US, and Canada. In the 1950s they expanded their production into televisions, air conditioners and other electronics. The company was bought out by Ford in 1961.
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    Philco Trip
    Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
    posted by Soldat
    14 pictures
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    Sat, Feb 19th, 2011
    posted by krush
    9 pictures

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    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 7 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 5/15/2015 5:18 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 15 15 at 5:18, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on May 13 15 at 0:12, Soldat changed the following: Type, Status, Hazards, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures
  • on Feb 22 11 at 22:22, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 19 11 at 12:33, krush added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Feb 19 11 at 12:31, krush created a new gallery
  • on Jan 28 11 at 16:33, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 28 11 at 12:58, Soldat made this location public
  • on Jan 28 11 at 5:49, Steed validated this location
  • on Jan 28 11 at 5:39, Soldat updated gallery Philco Trip
  • on Jan 28 11 at 5:38, Soldat updated gallery picture IMG_1572.jpg
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