These 10 Places in Philadelphia Are Being Reclaimed By Mother Nature

Philadelphia was once a booming industrial city, and there’s evidence of our city’s factory history everywhere you look. Though the days of enormous factories with their steam stacks in the middle of the city are over, there are still plenty of places that haven’t been torn down by developers to make way for loft apartments. These places are not quite preserved, but they’re still standing, becoming part of the earth that they stand on. Check out these places, and their haunting beauty, below.

One of the things I really love about Philadelphia is that you can really see our city’s history everywhere you look. If you like looking at the remnants of our Industrial past, you’ll probably enjoy walking through Old City and taking a step back in time as you stroll Elfreth’s Alley, The Oldest Street In America.