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Funeral to be held for decrepit Philadelphia home

An abandoned home in the impoverished Mantua section of Philadelphia is scheduled for a cultural and memorial project called “Funeral for a Home,” which will celebrate the dilapidated row house's colorful life before it is knocked down.
An abandoned home in the impoverished Mantua section of Philadelphia is scheduled for a cultural and memorial project called “Funeral for a Home,” which will celebrate the dilapidated row house's colorful life before it is knocked down.
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A rundown row house in the impoverished Mantua section of Philadelphia had a colorful, centurylong record of occupancy before its last longtime residents died and it became a symbol of urban blight. Now, the boarded-up structure is getting quite the send-off. Hymns and eulogies will mark the last moments of the Melon Street residence before it's knocked down Saturday. A hearse-like dumpster will carry the debris down the block, trailed by a procession of drill ...


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