On February 25, 1914, the first Tastykake factory pumped out 100 cakes on Sedgley Avenue in Germantown. Phillip Baur, whose father had recently sold the Bauer Brothers Bakery in Pittsburgh, teamed up with an egg salesman from Boston, Herbert Morris, with the idea that they’d bake and deliver fresh, individually wrapped cakes.
What do NBA Hall of Famers Charles “Tarzan” Cooper, Wilt “the Stilt” Chamberlain, Earl “the Pearl” Monroe and coach John Chaney have in common? They all have played at the Christian Street YMCA, 1724 Christian St., and the longstanding anchor of the South of South neighborhood celebrated a century of service to South Philadelphia on Friday.
Jon Geeting, a writer with a trained eye on planning and public spaces, published a blog post with ThisOldCity.com on Feb. 3 that went viral.
The Police Athletic League has been keeping children across the city out of trouble and off the streets for 66 years now, and for more than 40 of those, there has been a PAL Day at City Hall. On Friday, 20 youths from nearly as many PAL centers across the city were sworn in and mentored by a government employee for the afternoon.