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  • Naked Philly takes out its Delorean time machine to look at the history of 1020 Market Street. Now the home of the “Funko-Mart,” the building’s striking sloped façade was added to the structure shortly after WWII by the Robinson-Grayson retail chain. Yet during the early 19th century, the Struthers & Sons marble firm held more sway in the city’s economic consciousness, as it provided the stone for some of Philadelphia’s more important buildings of that era.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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