Growing up in West Oak Lane, Philadelphia

Let’s tune in the adventures of Joel Spivak, who lived in Philly’s West Oak Lane neighborhood from the mid 1940’s until 1960. Joel was quite an urban explorer. He remains so to this day. In fact, long ago Spivak adopted Cole Porter’s “Don’t Fence Me In” as his anthem. Joel’s an architect, artist and author and he’s also contributing mightily to the revival of South Street. Spivak’s working on a history of that vaunted thoroughfare. Joel is a published authority on trains and trolleys and is the founder of Philly’s National Hot Dog Month.

5 thoughts on “Growing up in West Oak Lane, Philadelphia”

  1. I had to do a little research there. I couldn’t believe he walked home from Broad and Pattison! I did not know that earlier on the Phillies had their stadium at Broad and Lehigh. OK, that makes a bit more sense! Thanks for the memories!

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