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Sugar House Sugar Refinery was here.


Sugar House Sugar Refinery was here.

A sugar refinery was here dating back to 1792. In his Philadelphia Inquirer article on 8/15/13, at F1, F2, Rick Nichols wrote It was famous - infamous? - for two things. By the mid-19th Century, its owners had figured out how to purify sugar without the requisite addition, in the day, of bull's blood. Secondly, in order to mystify New York refiners eager to learn its trade secrets, it was equipped with a Willy Wonkalike room crammed with pipes and valves that was entirely a sham; the valves regularly opened and closed to no actual purpose, their job simply to throw industrial spies off the scent.


Location: Sugar Refinery Apartments , 225 Church St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States
Listing Category: Factories, Mills, History, Industry, Repurposed Properties
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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