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Tag Archives: biker clubs and Mafia joints: Should we give gang landmarks historical status?

By Adrian Humphreys

As a landmark, a brick rowhouse in Philadelphia is certainly gritty — the home of Mafia boss Angelo Bruno where he was murdered in 1980. His bloody body was famously photographed in the passenger seat of a car out front, his mouth agape.

The Snyder Ave. house was nominated for official landmark status with the Philadelphia Historical Commission, a creative move rebuffed this week.

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