From 2011 to 2016, Jim Murphy’s column, “Exploring the City,” ran in the Society Hill Reporter six times a year. His subject matter in those 32 columns ranges from “Our Charley,” a child buried in Old Pine Churchyard … to Commodore John Barry … to the ground-breaking PSFS building. To make his stories come alive, Jim looks for what he calls interesting oddities. And he often captures and summarizes important details in Fast Facts at the bottom of his columns.
A lover of history and Philadelphia, Jim is also certified as a tour guide by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides.
You can use this map created specially by the Southwark Historical Society to check out each and every one of these sites for yourself.