Monday, December 2, 2013

photography :: philadelphia :: trenton china pottery co

"trenton china pottery co. #8, philadelphia"

Founded in 1927 by Louis Eidelson, a Russian immigrant, the Trenton China Pottery Company sold restaurant equipment and supplies on the corner of 2nd and Arch in Old City Philadelphia for decades and has been family operated for generations.

The company has since moved to a new location on Memphis Street and now operates under their new name, Trenton China Restaurant Equipment & Food Service Supplies.

"trenton china pottery co # 6, philadelphia"

Last month we visited Philadelphia and stumbled across this building during one of our walks.  I fell in love with it at first sight.  Maybe it was the faded advertisement or the pink, orange and red paints or maybe the old style fire escape ladders.  I was so fascinated by the story of the building that when I got home, I researched its history.  I imagine that this now empty brick building must have once been a proud bustling hot spots for restaurant owners and homeowners shopping for the latest kitchen gadgets. 


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