Inquirer Investigation Suggests L&I Reforms Are Not Happening

 

“Area of the 2600 block of Poplar Street where Ashaw Demolition of Oxford Circle took down nearly half a block of buildings.” | Photo: Alejandro A. Alvarez, for The Inquirer

“Area of the 2600 block of Poplar Street where Ashaw Demolition of Oxford Circle took down nearly half a block of buildings.” | Photo: Alejandro A. Alvarez, for The Inquirer

  • The Inquirer’s Inga Saffron explores a small string of banks along South 7th Street that catered to the financial needs of the thousands of Italian immigrants who settled in South Philadelphia at the turn of the 20th century. She highlights Pemberton Street’s Banca D’Italia from 1903, which is “is probably the best preserved of the survivors,”, says Saffron, citing the developers’ foresight in diversifying usage with the inclusion of three apartment units. Sporting the then popular bull nose façade of American commercial buildings, the banca nonetheless exudes distinct Mediterranean flare—notably in the impressive stone working of the main door frame.
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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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  1. You mean to tell me L&I is corrupt? No way….

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