By Carine Lavache and Stephanie Hirsch

Strawberry Mansion/Allegheny West: Loaded with History Worth Visiting

Strawberry Mansion/Allegheny West: Loaded with History Worth Visiting

Strawberry Mansion and Allegheny West have been marred by news reports of violence and drug problems for many years. What people may think are dangerous areas in North Philadelphia are unique subdivisions with their own rich history, from the Revolutionary War period to the modern era. These neighborhoods hold secrets to the past that enrich these […]

 By Ryan A. Shellenberger

Strawberry Mansion: A Walk Through a Jazz Hero’s Home

Strawberry Mansion: A Walk Through a Jazz Hero’s Home

A late September Sunday saw the reopening of the John Coltrane House in Strawberry Mansion, the home at 1511 N. 33rd St. where the legendary jazz saxophonist once lived. The house had been vacant since 2004 when Coltrane’s cousin Mary, namesake for the song “Cousin Mary,” sold the property. It was then acquired by The […]

 By Nichole Fray, Michael Burke and Syreeta Martin

Strawberry Mansion: Community Celebrates Jazz Heritage

Strawberry Mansion: Community Celebrates Jazz Heritage

In Friday’s celebration of Jazz Appreciation Day, Philadelphia was “putting some swing into its spring,” which is the city’s theme for jazz appreciation month that takes place in April. The celebration took place outside the John Coltrane House, a National Historic Landmark, which is located at 1511 N. 33rd St. in Strawberry Mansion. It is […]

 By Kimberly Wagner, Sherrell Williams and Kevin Yorke

Strawberry Mansion: The Future of the John Coltrane House

Strawberry Mansion: The Future of the John Coltrane House

His sound is distinct. His melodies captivating. His artistic vision pioneering. And the house where he developed his art exists in Strawberry Mansion. The legendary John Coltrane, the famous jazz musician and composer, called Philadelphia his home from 1952 to 1958. Located in Strawberry Mansion at 1511 N. 33rd St., the house he called home […]