Wetherill's White Lead, Red Lead, Chemical Glass, Drug and Dye Stuff store, 65 North Front Street, just south of Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1845.
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Exterior of works

Credit: Courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia

In 1804 Samuel Wetherill built a plant to produce white lead. By the 1830s, his sons" Philadelphia factory at 12th and Cherry Streets was one of the nation's largest chemical and white lead works.

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