Tag Archives: South Philadelphia

Preview of 2022

We saw this group of Mummers practicing for New Years Day along 2 Street this past weekend. I’m not sure what band this was, but they sounded great!

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Tis the Season in Jefferson Square

The trees in Jefferson Square in South Philadelphia are wrapped with lights for the season. They were lit this past weekend.

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Catching the Colors While They Last

Jefferson Square in South Philadelphia.

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The End of Summer

Yesterday was the last day of swimming at the Murphy Pool at 3rd and Shunk in South Philadelphia.

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Letters

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The Corner of 11th and Christian

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.

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What’s for dinner?

Deep in South Philadelphia

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South Philly Strong

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!

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When the Bough Breaks

Along Christian Street in South Philadelphia

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Tiled Thresholds – AMICO

This one is a little worse for wear, but it’s a beautiful type treatment.

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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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Mario Lanza’s Birthplace Demolished

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

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