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Property’s Morning Obsession: Jack B. Fabrics and Those Who Tried to Save It

Photo via threads and snippets.

Photo via threads and snippets.

Before the fire that tore through Jack B. Fabrics at Fourth and Fitzwater on Saturday afternoon–leaving one firefighter dead and another injured–the 35-year-old shop was a stalwart of Philadelphia’s Fabric Row. Three generations of the Blumenthal family operated the store, which was often busy with eagle-eyed customers peering at bolt after bolt of every kind of fabric imaginable.

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