This area has long been a center for ship and boat building, with many of its residents working for ship manufacturers or as commercial fisherman. Over the years much of the industry the this area has changed from ship and boat building to iron and steel manufacturing. Kensington quickly became the center for textile and carpet manufacturing in Philadelphia and played an important role in the national textile industry. Today the area is full of culture and heritage, which the residents of Kensington taking pride as they continue to protect and support their community.
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Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby is a famous event for this neighborhood, where participants make unusual, eccentric and even off the charts “crazy” derby cars and then race to see who is the fastest. For more information visit Kensington Derby.
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