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Property Name Brownhill & Kramer Hosiery Mill
Reference Number 14000096
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia
Town Philadelphia
Street Address 406-426 Memphis Street 1421-1437 E. Columbia Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 3/31/2014
Areas of Significance SOCIAL HISTORY, INDUSTRY
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The Brownhill & Kramer Hosiery Mill is significant under Criterion A, 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. The building is also significant under Criterion A, Industry, as home to one of the largest manufacturers of full-fashioned hosiery in Philadelphia at the garment's peak of popularity.

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