Posts Tagged ‘ Furleigh Park ’

Mafia Slaying Site to Become Museum?

Mafia Slaying Site to Become Museum?

On first glance, the house at 719 South Decator Street, in the Elwyn Heights section of the city, doesn’t seem to be all that remarkable. It’s just another in a string of large brick twin houses that populate the neighborhood. However, the mere mention of the address is apt to flip a switch in those…

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The Escape of Alfonzo Salazar, Hoarder

The Escape of Alfonzo Salazar, Hoarder

Firefighters in Furleigh Park staged a daring rescue last Wednesday night of local legend and neighborhood oddity Alfonzo Salazar when his townhouse caught fire in the early morning hours. Mr. Salazar’s home was a monument to the practice of obsessive hoarding, with items of every conceivable size, shape, and type lining each wall, making excellent…

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The Permanence of Gillard’s Electric Typewriter Service

The Permanence of Gillard’s Electric Typewriter Service

All large cities feature that staple of stand-up comedy, the retail storefront which seems to change hands every few weeks, and our own is no exception. The left-center unit of the Pioneer Square strip mall, currently S.E. Huang’s Kenpo-Karaterie, was a Spanish-language tax preparation service catering to the South Street area’s large Ecuadorian population as…

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