Home Of Crime Boss Nominated For Landmark Status

 

Angelo Bruno's home at 934 Snyder Avenue, which is now for sale by his daughter Jean | Photo: Tom Gralish, for philly.com

Angelo Bruno’s home at 934 Snyder Avenue, which is now for sale by his daughter Jean | Photo: Tom Gralish, for philly.com

  • The recent landmark nomination for the home of Philly Mafia boss Angelo Bruno (1910-1980) at 934 Snyder Avenue to the Philadelphia Register of Historical Places is raising some eyebrows, says William Bender of Philly.com. Known as the “Gentle Don,” Bruno’s twenty-year reign was hardly benign. Historian Celeste Morello, responsible for over 40 designations around the city, might be grasping on this one, muses Bender. Yes, Chicago and New York have landmarks associated with organized crime, but only inadvertently. The Philadelphia Historical Commission’s Committee on Historical Designation will consider the merits of the nomination on March 17.
  • City Council is expected to accept the final 7,350 square feet of land needed for the extension of the Schuylkill River Trail from South Street to Christian Street, reports PlanPhilly. Construction of this $3.5 million segment is expected to wrap up by July.
  • The world’s first supercomputer was unveiled in West Philadelphia 70 years ago yesterday. Technical.ly Philly shares 10 facts about the ENIAC, which did much to initiate the modern computer age.
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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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