Dobson Mills

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Dobson Mills
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Dobson Mills, September 2010
Dobson Mills is located in Pennsylvania
Dobson Mills
Location 4001-4041 Ridge Ave.; 3502-3530 Scott's La., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°00′28″N 75°11′14″W / 40.00778°N 75.18722°W / 40.00778; -75.18722Coordinates: 40°00′28″N 75°11′14″W / 40.00778°N 75.18722°W / 40.00778; -75.18722
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Architect Lockwood, Greene & Co.; Et al.
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 88001214[1]
Added to NRHP July 28, 1988

Dobson Mills is a historic industrial complex and national historic district located in the Hunting Park Industrial Area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It encompasses 19 contributing buildings, 2 contributing sites, and 2 contributing structures. They were built between 1858 and 1928, and are primarily of heavy timber frame construction with load bearing masonry walls. They range from two to five-stories in height. The complex included blanket, overcoat, and wool yarn production facilities, a carpet mill, and plush mill.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes George E. Thomas (April 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Dobson Mills" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.