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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Art installation finally being installed on substation at 13th and Mifflin

UPDATE: According to E. Passyunk Crossing Civic Association president, Joe Marino, the design of the art installation panels in phase one of this project are exactly as originally proposed.

Back in January of 2013 we told you about the plans for an art installation for the SEPTA substation at 13th and Mifflin. After quite a bit of a delay, that art installation is finally being installed.

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Photo of the art installation being put up from East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association’s Facebook page.

The art installation by Donna Backues was originally planned to be installed by June of 2014.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Art installation at 13th and Mifflin should be installed by June

The East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association provided an update Thursday night on the slow but steady steps that have been made toward adding an art installation at the SEPTA substation at 13th and Mifflin streets.

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The project, which we first told you about back in January 2013, will include five fabric mesh panels to cover the deteriorating windows on the Mifflin Street side. The images depict how people have moved to and through South Philly, from the 17th century to current times.

The substation was built in 1913 to provide power to the city’s trolleys and now provides backup power to the subway. As the EPX civic’s website puts it, “time and vandalism have taken their toll on the exterior.” Oh yeah.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

New art installation planned to cover blighted SEPTA substation

The East Passyunk Crossing Civic has settled on a design for an art installation that will be mounted on the crumbling SEPTA substation at 13th and Mifflin streets. Now they need your help.

But first, check it out.

The proposal

The substation was built in 1913 to provide power to the city’s trolleys and now provides backup power to the subway. As the EPX civic’s website puts it, “time and vandalism have taken their toll on the exterior.” Oh yeah.

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