Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront
Philadelphia Cold Storage Warehousing building
The huge, windowless brick building on the right is the Philadelphia Warehousing and Cold Storage complex. Just keep going past it.
These are some of the few remaining warehouses that used to line the central Philadelphia riverfront before Interstate 95 demolished most all of them.
Philadelphia Warehousing was incorporated in 1873 to enter the business of cold storage and ice making. Its machinery included an immense boiler-house and possibly the biggest ice machine in the nation.
Today, the complex is still in the same business, storing all manner of food, clothing and other items for anybody who wants to keep things at temperatures below twenty degrees Fahrenheit.