Philadelphia street names symbolize history, creativity and sometimes nothing

    What’s your favorite street name in Philadelphia? Maybe it’s the street you grew up on, the oft-mispronounced Cliveden or the summer-effused Melon.

    Dr. Robert I. Alotta perfers Waverly, but he’s got a leg up since he’s written two books about the origins Philadelphia street names. In EssayWorks, Alotta reveals where some of our city streets got their names.

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