Tag Archives: Philadelphia

  • GLEN CAMPBELL ROAD, Philadelphia

    October 6, 2013

    Glen Campbell Road, in the northwest Philadelphia Roxborough neighborhood, isn’t named for the country music singer of “Galveston” and “Wichita Lineman” fame. It’s nested amidst a number of streets with Scottish themes, like Lomond, Inverness, and Scotia. I doubt Campbell himself has ever heard of it. The street is less “Rhinestone Cowboy” and more… 10/7/13

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  • LITTLEBOYS COURT, Philadelphia

    June 14, 2013

    For the most part, Manhattan and even most of the other NYC boroughs have eradicated their alleys. On an island, real estate is in short supply and there isn’t room for open spaces. That’s unusual for an older east coast city, and while New York doesn’t wear its age on its sleeve like Boston or [...]

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    May 22, 2013

    Though standard Philadelphia street signs are green on white, 4-sided and trapezoidal with room at the top of the sign for the cross street, Philly has never been as fanatical about eradicating older signs as the New York City Department of Transportation has been over the years, and there are plenty of examples of older [...]

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