Joe and Lenore Gaffney opened their first retail fabric store in 1970 in a 500 sq. ft store in Glenside. Since 1978, Gaffney Fabrics has called the corner of Germantown Avenue and Coulter Street it's home in a 10,000 sq ft multi-level store. Gaffney Fabrics has offered sewers and crafters throughout the Philadelphia region first quality fabrics at or below wholesale prices! We are constantly scouring the market for the best products and prices to pass the savings along to our customers. New fabrics are arriving daily - you never know what discovery you might make! Many of our customers stop in at least weekly to get the see what's new! Gaffney Fabrics is located at the corner of Germantown Ave and Coulter Street, across the street from Germantown Friends School. Open 7 Days a week Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm
The first written protest against slavery was written in 1688 at the corner of Germantown Ave & Wister St.
Pioneering free jazz muscian Sun Ra moved his band The Arkestra from New York City to Germantown in 1968 and never left.
Germantown Avenue, also known as "The Great Road," follows an Indian path from the Delaware River.
Germantown was an independent municipality until 1854, when it became part of the City of Philadelphia.
During the Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793, President George Washington and his cabinet moved to Germantown.
Germantown Avenue is part of the Colonial Germantown National Historic District, the longest National Historic District in the U.S.