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About Oxford Mills

It is fitting that Oxford Mills—one of the great textile manufacturing complexes in Philadelphia —be reborn into a center that attracts individuals and organizations that work to strengthen Philadelphia’s communities today.

Preserving history. And making our own.

Erected in seven stages (between 1873 and 1913), Oxford Mills was once the largest dye works factory in the South Kensington neighborhood, and the largest recycler of surplus cotton (modern day cotton “recycling”) in Philadelphia. The complex, totaling 170,000 square feet, represents a significant era in Philadelphia’s textile history. After decades of industrial productivity comprising a wide variety of uses, the buildings will undergo a historically-certified restoration using sustainable design and building methods. Transformed into elegant, affordable living and commercial space, this innovative project provides a vibrant, supportive environment where our educators and nonprofits can collaborate and thrive.

Residences at Oxford Mills
Residences at Oxford Mills

Oxford Mills features 114 exceptional one and two bedroom loft apartment units for teachers and progressive, culturally-minded residents in Philadelphia.

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A Nonprofit Community

A nonprofit community

Over 36,000 square feet of office space for nonprofit organizations underpinning Philadelphia’s educational, cultural, and human service efforts.

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An Urban Oasis

An urban oasis

A charming center courtyard that was once a historic city street, and two additional large terraces serve as an urban oasis and green space where ideas are shared and collaboration takes place.

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A Vibrant Neighborhood

A Vibrant Neighborhood

Situated in the heart of the South Kensington community, and nestled between Northern Liberties and Fishtown, Oxford Mills’ bustling urban setting is invigorating and convenient to so many of the destinations that are important to you—socially and professionally.

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