130 Years of History Await For Your Event
Abandoned after the decline of the steel industry, it was marked as the centerpiece of Phoenixville’s economic regeneration and in 1998 the Phoenixville Area Economic Development Corporation (PAEDCO) took ownership of the building. As a charitable, non- profit organization, PAEDCO raised the necessary funds to restore the shell of this historic icon and construct a visitor’s center.
Under the guidance of The National Park Service, PAEDCO undertook exterior renovations to bring the building into this century while retaining the industrial and dramatic character of the building.
In 2006, The Hankin Group acquired the Phoenix Foundry property from PAEDCO. As a dynamic real estate company whose main focus is to design, construct and maintain multi-functional, new urbanist communities consisting of commercial, residential and retail properties, Hankin provided a visionary plan for the creation of a flexible event space that melds the industrial character of the building with modern elements that add an elegant sophistication to the interior spaces.
Today, Phoenixville Foundry offers 18,000 square feet of event space with all of the modern amenities and rich tradition befitting the town’s illustrious past and future.
To learn more about Phoenixville and the Foundry, visit the Schulkyll River Heritage Center at www.phoenixvillefoundry.org.