Category Archives: Looking South

Looking South – Grocery Delivery

Before there was FreshDirect – John’s Grocery Delivery Service since 1991.

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Looking South – Repairing Rizzo

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Looking South – Last Day at the Pool

Today is the last day for swimming at the Marion Anderson Pool. We bid farewell to the lifeguards, pool staff, and neighborhood regulars and wish them a happy fall, winter, and spring – until we meet again! 

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Looking South – Flags at Marion Anderson Pool

The Marion Anderson Pool has been renovated thanks to neighborhood volunteers. The chain link fence between the seating area and the pool has been removed, and umbrellas and lounge chairs dot the area around the pool.

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Looking South – After the Storm

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Looking South – The Boys of Summer

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Looking South – Ridgeway Raptor

An unusually cool day at the end of July, brought an unusual visitor to our urban landscape. At the Ridgeway Pool on 13th & Carpenter, this fellow was pointed out to me sitting on the branch of one of the … Continue reading

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Looking South – Stairway to Heaven

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Looking South – Train Shed Update

More of the restoration process of the Train Shed on Broad and Carpenter Streets. Additional photos under the cut. 

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Looking South – Letters on Washington

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Looking South – The USS Olympia

The Boy and I took a stroll to the Spruce Street Harbor Park yesterday, and we got to check out the USS Olympia. From Wikipedia: USS Olympia is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This … Continue reading

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Looking South – Train Shed

Train shed on Broad & Carpenter being stripped down to it’s skeleton in order to be restored and incorporated into some new construction. The ongoing process has been fascinating to watch. More photos behind the cut. 

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Looking South – Geno’s Painted Lady

It appears Gene’s famous cheesesteak emporium is expanding it’s empire in South Philly. I’m not certain if this is a brick and mortar store for Geno’s t-shirts, and baseball caps – what I do know is that I’m crazy about … Continue reading

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UP on the Roof

We have recently told you of the work on the Civil War-era train shed at Broad and Carpenter Streets in South Philadelphia. Work continues as roofers scrape away the 20th Century modifications revealing what the building once was in the … Continue reading

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