Industrious Light: Ortleib’s Brewery

The first mural in the Industrious Light series.

artist Phillip Adams

Industrious Light: Ortleib's Brewery by Phillip Adams. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • location 847 North 3rd Street
  • Neighborhood

    Fishtown / Kensington

  • completion date

    November 14, 2014

About This Site 

Industrious Light honors the city’s proud industrial history and prompts discourse around its present-day impact. The mural was created in charcoal, a throwback to “black and white” perceptions of the past and a reference to the primary materials of the industrial era.


The first mural in this series, Industrious Light: Ortlieb’s Brewery was installed in the fall of 2014, roughly a year after the demolition of the defunct brewery. The mural presented the tools of the brewing trade on a massive scale. The mural was obscured by new construction in early 2017.

More About This Site From Project Partner Hidden City Philadelphia

Additional Project Photos 

  • Industrious Light: Ortleib's Brewery. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Phillip Adams painting the mural. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Phillip Adams with mural in progress. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Mural dedication. Photo by Steve Weinik.