|Manayunk Canal 16" x 20" oil on panel|
Manayunk is a neighborhood in the northwestern section of the city of Philadelphia. Located on the Schuylkill River, it contains the first canal constructed in the United States. In the early 1800’s, the Manayunk Canal was home to Philadelphia’s newly mechanized textile and paper mill industries. Beginning in the 1990s, Manayunk experienced a revitalization with the opening of several new upscale restaurants, boutiques and pubs on Main Street as well as the conversion of former mills into loft apartments.