THE H STREET FACTORY was a weaving mill and made slipcovers and handbags, among other items, from its opening in 1914 until 1973.
1973: Ayres-Philadelphia manufactures horse clothing there. Ayres acquires a loan, and the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID) becomes the conduit to get tax-exempt financing. Ayres goes out of business in the early 1980s.
May 2006: Warehouse is scheduled for sheriff sale, but sale is postponed six times over the next two years. Addicts and squatters break in, causing several small fires. Department of Licenses & Inspections deems the property a fire hazard and sends violation notices to PAID. L&I attempts to clean and seal the building twice in 13 months, but a small fire in early 2007 leaves openings.