Property’s Photo of the Week: Wood Block Wonder on Reed Street

Any pieces of Old Philadelphia in your neighborhood?
Be sure to share it on Instagram with the #Phillyscape hashtag!

Who knew the first week of October would have such a cool treat in store for us?

In case you missed it, last Thursday saw a neat discovery happen in the Dickinson Narrows (or Dickinson Square West) neighborhood of South Philadelphia: a wooden street was unearthed from beneath the 400 block of Reed Street. Move over Camac!

In a Dickinson Square West Civic Association newsletter sent out shortly after the finding, Philadelphia Streets Commissioner David J. Perri said the paving work taking place when the discovery was made has been put on hold until they decide what to do with the wood blocks, though we know that an estimated 40- or 50-square feet worth will be removed with the intention of seeing if a museum wants to display them. More info here.

Anyway, we saw some readers sharing their own wood-block street findings in the comments section and wanted to know if any of you have seen similar pieces of Old Philadelphia in your neighborhood. Be sure to snap a picture and upload it to Instagram with the #Phillyscape hashtag!

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