The Brownhill & Kramer Hosiery Mill is significant in Social History, as the site of numerous and innovative labor strikes which had a significant impact on the development of unionization and bargaining power for hosiery workers in Philadelphia and nationally in the 1920s and 1930s. This building is also significant as home to one of the largest manufacturers of full-fashioned hosiery in Philadelphia at the garment’s peak of popularity.
The period of significance begins in 1905, when the Brownhill & Kramer Hosiery Mill, rapidly expanding to become one of the largest full-fashioned hosiery mills in Philadelphia, moved into this location. The company became an early focus in an effort by workers to secure better working conditions and fairer contracts. The period of significance ends in 1938, when Brownhill & Kramer, lured outside of Philadelphia by the prospect of cheaper labor and open shops, closed the Memphis Street mill.
Following 1938, the complex was used by the Chesterman-Leeland Company, manufacturers of stainless steel and aluminum products. Thus was born the namesake – The Chesterman Building.
Cambridge Lofts is a unique renovation located in Philadelphia’s vibrant Northern Liberties neighborhood. The building houses 32 units consisting of a mix of one bedrooms, two bedrooms and 3 bedrooms (bi-level).Read more...
Cambridge Lofts is a unique renovation located in Philadelphia’s vibrant Northern Liberties neighborhood. The building houses 32 units consisting of a mix of one bedrooms, two bedrooms and 3 bedrooms (bi-level).
Cambridge Lofts also boasts easy access to both I-95 and Center City and is located within blocks of a multitude of public transit options such as the Market-Frankford train line as well as several bus routes going into Center City and other adjacent neighborhoods.
In an effort to encourage its residents to be green and lower their carbon footprint the Cambridge Lofts offers a secure Indoor bicycle storage.
Cambridge Lofts has easy access to everything Northern Liberties neighborhood has to offer including, Green spaces (Liberties Lands), a WeWork community, The Piazza as well as an abundance other neighborhood attractions such as numerous Restaurants and Bars including Cafe La Maude, Standard Tap, Cantina Dos Segundos and many more on 2nd & 3rd streets.
In addition, Cambridge Lofts is within walking distance from everything the burgeoning Frankford Avenue corridor has to offer such as Frankford Hall, Fette Sau, La Colombe Coffee, The Yachtsman, Amrita Yoga, Johnny Brenda’s, Bottle Bar East, Joe’s Steaks, Pizzeria Beddia and more.
Although Cambridge Lofts is located next to: "All the action" it’s still in one of the most premium, quiet and nicest residential areas Philadelphia has to offer.
Apartments & Building Features
- Original exposed brick walls and wood beams
- Large windows and high ceilings
- European-style cabinetry
- Granite countertops in kitchen & bath
- Stainless steel kitchen appliances
- Ceramic floors in all bathrooms
- Skylights in upper floor units
- In-unit washers & dryers
- Distinctive wood flooring
- Central air-conditioning
- Pet Friendly with an enclosed dog run
- Secure Indoor bicycle storage
- Secure building access with video
- Trash shoots in every floor
Cambridge Lofts is located in Northern Liberties neighborhood which is a major enclave of young professionals, entrepreneurs, students, artists and design professionals.Read more...
Cambridge Lofts is located in Northern Liberties neighborhood which is a major enclave of young professionals, entrepreneurs, students, artists and design professionals.
In recent years’ large improvement and revitalization projects have made it one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city.
Its proximity to Center City and all forms of public transportation position the it as one of the city’s most livable and commutable areas.
Given its walkable design, excellent bars and authentic and international restaurants, Northern Liberties one of Philly’s most exciting neighborhoods.
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