Introverted Buildings in Philadelphia
Case Paper Company, B and Tioga Streets
I love that a factory has purely decorative lines – not to mention those fantastic dimensional letters! It was built in 1952 for Philco. (So Case gets credit for the lettering). I understand there was ‘bridge’ connecting it to another Philco factory across the street, which is now a dirt lot (did the other building have these details? and it sort of looks like a radio!).
Need you to come up and document our commercial/industrial sites in Ulster County NY!
I’m pretty sure the bridge to the south was a railroad bridge that at one time headed south as far as Allegheny Ave. That bridge was demolished some time in the past 8 to 12 years as that dirt lot across the street was a large factory building well into the 1990s.
In the early 1990s a large piece of the roof of that now gone factory building fell and killed one or two people in parked car(s) on C Street.
The structure just to the east of the Case building, barely visible in this picture, was the home of B. Paul or Bachmann Industries who made model trains and most famously Plasticville up until the 1980s.
In the early 1980s the lobby of the Case building sold clothing of some sort as I vaguely remember being there as a child. Perhaps as an outlet or factory showroom?
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