Is there a FB page about growing up in that section of Philly? I know there's one for South Philly. If so, that might be a good place to put out that question. I'm in two FB groups dedicated to memories of growing up in the Cleveland area, and we reminisce about everything -- from schools to holiday traditions, you name it.
Good luck on your search.
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