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 […]