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The Smoke Stack

[Photo of Smoke Stack] Although it's not much of a beauty, the smoke stack at 23rd and Poplar Streets is one of the most prominent landmarks in the neighborhood. It can be seen from many miles away. The structure it towers over is a utility building for the Philadelphia Nursing Home which is just east of here.

There's not much to see on the north side of Poplar Street except the wall surrounding the Nursing Home's property. The South side is lined with typical Philadelphia row homes. As we head east to 22nd Street, we notice that the homes on the east side of 22nd are quite different in design. We'll discuss those houses in a while.

Right now, we'll turn north and pass through the walkway that separates the nursing home and its utility building. We'll be turning right onto South College Avenue and headed toward The Philadelphia Nursing Home.

Alphabetical Tour Menu
The Bache-Martin School
Eastern State Penitentiary
Girard College
The Joan of Arc Statue
Olivet-Covenant Church
Pennsylvania Avenue
The Philadelphia Nursing Home
The Pink Chapel
Reservoir Homes
The Smoke Stack
St. Francis Xavier Church
St. Hedwig Church
St. Nicholas Church
Von Colln Park and Playground
Ward Memorial Park
The 29th St. Bridge

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