Schmidt's Brewery Site, North Philadelphia, 2001-2002 (13 images)
Located on the boundary between Northern Liberties and Kensington, this sprawling 15-acre site was home to Schmidt's, Philadelphia's largest and most famous brewery, established in 1860. Schmidt's was the last survivor of Philadelphia's brewing industry, closing down in 1987 after over 125 years and leaving Philadelphia without a brewery for the first time in 300 years. Schmidt's Beer -- and its tenacity -- was a point of pride for all Philadelphians. The Schmidt's closure signaled once and...