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Yesterday was the last day of swimming at the Murphy Pool at 3rd and Shunk in South Philadelphia.
Sadly gone. Giunta Brothers was a Mom-and-Pop kitchenware shop that stood at 823 S 11th Street in South Philadelphia for decades offering kitchen gadgets that could not be found anywhere else.
Deep in South Philadelphia
On Sunday, there was a rally at Broad and McKean to show opposition to a proposed safe injection site in South Philadelphia. Several hundred people braved the cold to make their voices heard. Love you South Philly!
Along Christian Street in South Philadelphia
This one is a little worse for wear, but it’s a beautiful type treatment.
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
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
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
I just discovered that Mario Lanza’s boyhood home, located at 636 Christian Street, is being demolished to make way for two multi-family homes. How is it that the home of a famous opera singer who made movies in Hollywood, and … Continue reading
A shopping trip down East Passyunk Avenue with the boy, yielded more tiled entryways to shoot. I tried to research DiBiase located at 1623, to get an idea of the kind of business and a time frame – but I … Continue reading