Southwest Philly Forever

                    A site devoted to the 19142/43/53. The best neighborhood to grow up in!


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Enjoy these family photos from Joe Roman. Thanks, Joe!

Take a totally awesome trip back to this 80s on this site! http://www.simplyeighties.com/

Please check out my friend Karen Kasper-Garbutt if you're looking to buy a home.

http://www.karengarbutt.com

 

My friend Patricia McBreen Riley and hedaughter sell a terrific line of lip balms.  Check them out here:  http://www.ButtercupBalm.com


If you're looking to read a novel with a Catholic slant, please visit this site: http://free-online-novels.com  The novels are all free!

 

Hope you're all enjoying this surprise March snowstorm! Here's a photo taken by my grandfather of the 6200 block of Reedland Street after the                                                                    blizzard of                                                                          February, 1978.

My grandfather, Thomas Daven, standing a few doors down from his home on Reedland Street in Southwest Philly. Early 70s.
Vert's Atuo Repairs at 60th and Trinity in Southwest Philly.

Vart's Auto Repairs, located at 60th and Trinity in Southwest Philly.  John Soghomonian's father's garage. Courtesy John Soghomonian.

My grandparents' home at 6238 Reedland Street in Southwest Philly.  Second fron the right.  Early 70s.

The house second from right with the white bay windows was my grandparents' house, 6238 Reedland Street in Southwest Philly .  I spent countless happy hours of my childhood there.  It was sold exactly thirty years ago, and it's sad that I'll never go inside it again.  

Where my story began: this second-floor apartment at 6200 Reedland Street in Southwest Philly.

Where my story began: This second-floor apartment at 6200 Reedland Street in Southwest Philly is where I spent the first year of my life before moving to the 'burbs.  I came back to SWP often to visit my grandparents, so I didn't really leave the neighborhood!

Eighth-grade class at St. Mary of Czestochowa, 1976.

St. Mary of Czestochowa eighth-grade class picture, 1976.  Courtesy Joe Roman.

St. Mary of Czetochowa Church on Lindbergh Boulevard in Southwest Philly.

Exterior view of the lovely St. Mary of Czestochowa Church in Southwest Philly . Courtesy Joe Roman.

A gang of Southwest Philly kids in the 80s.

A gang of Southwest Philly kids in the 80s.  Courtesy Joe Roman.

Stockings hung by a Southwest Philly staircase with care.

Stockings hung by a Southwest Philly staircase with care.  Courtesy Joe Roman.

Joe Roman and friends in the 80s.

Joe Roman and friends with Santa in Southwest Philly in the 80s. Courtesy Joe Roman.