Saturday, January 07, 2006

5835 Osage Avenue, Part 3

While in Philly I purchased "The Jewish Community of West Philadelphia" at the U of Penn bookstore to learn more about the Ferman side of my family. Fascinating stuff. When you think about the history of neighborhoods in our big cities, so much of it is the same. The early immigrants left the Lower East Side when the subways provide a way out. In Philly the move from south and central Philly was helped by the trolley system. Later there's that whole unfortunate white flight phenomenom to the suburbs. Here's a slide show from part of the book.

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