THE WAREHOUSE The photograph is of the facade of the Warehouse, home of Philadelphia Artist lofts
is one of the first industrial buildings in the Old Kensington / Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia that was converted
into artist lofts and studios.
 
Originally built as a livery stable it housed horses and carriage
to service the dairy next door.  The second owners of the Warehouse were manufacturers of wire mesh, founded by the Darby brothers, they traded under the name Pennsylvania
Wire Works. Now known as Edward J. Darby Son,the
company is still in operation in Philadelphia.

In 1986 the WAREHOUSE was purchased by it's third owner,
Philadelphia based artist Harry Anderson, in order to gain
a larger studio.  He planned to rent the unused portion to
other artists. The building has been continually occupied
by artists and other creative individuals ever since.

In addition to artist studios and live /work spaces, the
building has also been used for periodic exhibitions,
beginning in May of 1986 when the first MEAT exhibit took
place there. The most recent exhibit GREEN THEME focused on  art, craft and product created from found and recycled materials. Anderson's studio is periodically open to the public as part of the Philadelphia open studio tours (POST).

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