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No historical designation for home of former mob boss on Snyder Avenue

Last month the Snyder Avenue home of former mob boss Angelo Bruno was recommended for historical designation by the city by Celeste Morello.

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The historical landmark advisory board reviewed this proposal and believes that there is no grounds for this mob-related location at 934 Snyder Ave. to become a historical landmark.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Should the Snyder Avenue home of a former mob boss become a historical landmark?

In 1980, mob boss Angelo Bruno was murdered outside his Snyder Avenue home at the age of 69. Now 36 years later, his home could become a historical landmark for Philadelphia.

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Located at 934 Snyder Ave., this former mobster’s home was nominated for historical designation by historian Celeste Morello. Normally mob-related landmarks aren’t considered as historical locations worth designating, but this home is being considered not only based on Bruno’s status, but because it helped shape federal laws for fighting organized crime. 

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