Right NEast/Wrong NEast: City Paper puts Frankford’s Civil War museum in North Philly

The Northeast – Frankford in particular – is crawling with history buffs and Civil War afficianados.

Doesn’t sound like City Paper consulted any of them when it ran its cover feature on strange Philadelphia Museums. Two Northeast establishments made the cut, but the Northeast only got credit for one.

Frankford’s Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library at 4278 Griscom St. made the list, but as part of North Philly, as one of our Twitter followers pointed out:

“It’s the biggest house on the block. That’s how you’ll know you’re there. The 18th-century, three-story brick house tucked away in a North Philly neighborhood has no signage, no flashing red arrows, but behind its unassuming facade, this Civil War museum has more charm than Scarlett O’Hara.”

CP, it’s not often we have to correct you, but it’s pretty easy to find Frankford on a map; The Frankford Creek separates it from the rest of the city.

On a brighter not, the paper did get the neighborhood right for Burholme’s Ryerss Museum and Library.

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast Philly wanted to do something about it. When they get it wrong, we set it right in a segment we like to call Right NEast/Wrong NEast.

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