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History of 11th and Passyunk and the Moyamensing Prison

The site of the Acme shopping center at 11th and Passyunk has some pretty interesting history.

Front-Elevation-Philadelphia-County-Prison-Debtors-Wing-Reed-Street-Passyunk-AvenueThe location was once the home of the Moyamensing Prison, which housed many criminals, including noteworthy inmates like Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Bukowski and America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes.

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