Industrious Light: Baldwin Locomotive Works

The fifth artwork in the Industrious Light series from artist Phillip Adams, this mural showcases the industrial history of the Logan Square neighborh

artist Phillip Adams

Industrious Light: Baldwin Locomotive Works © 2019 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program /

About the Project 

The fifth artwork in the Industrious Light series from artist Phillip Adams, this mural showcases the industrial history of the Logan Square neighborhood. The mural takes its name from the manufacturer that was once located at Broad and Hamilton Streets, and merges the railroad industry’s past with elements of its repurposed use as the Rail Park.

The Baldwin 60000 Locomotive, now housed inside the Franklin Institute, rushes forward out of the black-and-white background (the inside of the actual historic factory), using Adams’ signature charcoal style for the series. The mural’s colorful foreground also includes a reference to the Lenni Lenape people who lived on this land before colonization, symbolized by the turtle in the foreground.

Partner 

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

Funder 

City of Philadelphia