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Old 02-19-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm curious, dos anyone know when the Willow Street Steam Plant Closed?? Some sources say 30 years others say 40.

What was the last building connected to steam service from this plant?

Any answers are appreciated!


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Old 02-19-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: The City
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I honestly have no idea. There is another forum called philadelphiaspeaks that has many folks pretty well versed in the history of such things, maybe someone there could help with your question.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: West Cedar Park, Philadelphia
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Some links:

Willow Steam

All Steamed Up | Hidden City Philadelphia

Sources generally say it closed in the 70s. I havent' found an exact date though. There was talk of converting it to a trash-to-steam plant in the 80s and 90s, but nothing ever came of it. The building is riddled with asbestos which is why it hasn't been demolished.
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