Marmelstein's, a family business started in 1919, is still in operation as a home decor and bridal shop. Abraham and Dora Marmelstein used to carry their sewing supplies in a suitcase and set up at various locations on this block of 4th Street before acquiring the storefront at this location.
- Palmer, Michele Winitsky. "The Fabric of Our Lives: A History of Philadelphia's South Fourth Street." The Fabric Museum. http://www.fabricmuseum.org/Fourth_Street_intro.html