Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

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Castle Row (above, 1888) and Battleship Row (below, 1880) in Tacony. Examples of housing built specifically to house Henry Disston’s incoming labor force in Tacony. Workers’ rowhomes were historically part of a building-and-loan program established by Disston as part of his comprehensive company town. Photo by Jenn Robinson from AECOM Technical Services, Inc., March 24, 2016.

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