Love Note #63: Nathan Winkler-Rhoades is enchanted by the small streets in Center City East

Nathan Winkler-Rhoades (ex-pat files)
Favorite Spot: Jessup, Irving and Quince Streets (off Locust and 11th)
Neighborhood: Center City east
Address: 222 Jessup St. and vicinity

I am: Pitruco Pizzaman, grad student
Years in Philly: 20 (plus 10 as an expat)
Current home: Umm… Cambridge. Massachusetts.
My love note: Finding yourself transported to another time and place is an enchantment like none other, particularly when you are lost in the middle of a bustling urban center. Center city offers many opportunities to be so transported, but the one I seek out most often is this little half-block of perfectly preserved 19th century streets and rowhomes tucked among an otherwise disheartening bunch of Jefferson University towers. For a few moments the rest of the city fades away and you are invited to contemplate life as it was lived a long ass time ago. The feeling is fleeting and you are soon returned to the bright lights and the noise, but solace can be taken just across the street at Garces Trading Co.’s tasting station of classy oils and vinegars. Bittersweet indeed.


Posted on by Emma Fried-Cassorla in Center City 3 Comments

3 Responses to Love Note #63: Nathan Winkler-Rhoades is enchanted by the small streets in Center City East

  1. Peggy

    Great pix. I remember some streets like this close to Catharine street around 6th. They are charming. Peggy

     
  2. Dawn

    Our first house was on Quince Street. Nearly 20 years ago. In fact our doorstep is in one of your pictures.

     
    • Emma Fried-Cassorla

      That’s great. What a beautiful street to live on. I’m completely jealous.

       

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