Category Archives: Italian Market

Bride & Groom on 9th Street

Newly married couple getting photos taken on 9th Street yesterday afternoon.

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Urban Stencil

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A Produce Box with a Story

From time to time, I’ll post pictures of interesting graphics I find on produce boxes on 9th Street. Over the weekend, I came across this corn crate from Russo’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm, memorializing a man named “Tony”. I did … Continue reading

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Fancy Fiat

I spotted this 1969 Fiat 500L on 9th Street over the weekend. I’m not really clear as to why it’s there – perhaps some kind of promotion, or a labor of love – the decoration is hand painted, and not … Continue reading

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Fiorella’s Sausage

Another heartbreaker, on Wednesday I spotted a “For Sale” sign in the window of Fiorella’s – another long time neighborhood business closing.  Fiorella Sausage Company was established in 1892 by Luigi Fiorella. Four generations later, the tradition of seven handmade … Continue reading

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Blueberries

One of my favorite things about summer besides swimming, are blueberries! I love baking with them, stirring them into yogurt for breakfast, or eating them as is. The market is now loaded with locally grown berries, and there is nothing … Continue reading

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Looking South – Freezer Orders Filled

Neon sign in the window of Cappuccio’s Meats – a fixture on 9th Street since 1920. Their sausage selection is nothing short of amazing!

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Carnations

Flowers spotted on Saturday morning on 9th Street.

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C&S Discount

One of my favorite stores on 9th Street has closed, and it breaks my heart. C&S Discount has been an anchor on the corner of 9th and Carpenter for forty years, unfortunately the building has been sold and they’ve lost … Continue reading

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Succulents and Cacti

A sweet little group of plants I spotted on 9th Street this week. SaveSave

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Christian Street Baptist Church

Christian Street Baptist Church was built in 1890 for the congregation of the Protestant Episcopal Italian Mission & Church of L’Emmanuello. It breaks my heart to see this architectural gem being demolished, so that a developer can build overpriced condos in … Continue reading

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Tiled Entryways Part III

Since I began shooting these tiled entryways, I now find myself running into them all over the neighborhood. This green and white beauty, almost serves as a welcome mat to a private residence, while the two under the cut provide … Continue reading

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Another Tiled Entryway

This one is located on 9th and Bainbridge. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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Tiled Entryways Part II

More South Philly tiled entryways – I find it interesting that some had the business owner’s name, or the address, while others were purely ornamental. More photos behind the cut. 

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