Mural Along Manayunk Towpath Nearly Complete

 

Maanvi Singh, for NewsWorks

Maanvi Singh, for NewsWorks

  • Naked Philly hops into its Delorean time machine to reflect on the history of the old Engine 11 firehouse at 1016 South Street. For a third of a century, it was home to an all-black fire brigade, the first of its kind in Philadelphia. Now, the building houses the Willie G. Williams Community Center, dedicated towards avoiding the recidivism of convicts through the learning of construction trades.
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