Welcome to Street Level. In episode one of this trilogy about Philadelphia’s Baltimore Avenue, we learn about the avenue’s history and explore the eastern end of the avenue — from the University of Pennsylvania to 48th Street.
Thanks to Mark Lloyd, Jim Saksa, Andrew Zitcer, Mjumbe Poe, Lily McClure, Louis Greenstein, Kari Collins, and Algernong Allen for speaking to me for this episode. Thanks to my mentors and advisors at Drexel University for their support: Jordan McClain, Kevin Egan, Ana Nye, and Melinda Lewis. Thanks also to Kevin Jablonowski for his help. Our theme music was composed by former West Philadelphia resident Es Hamidi. Street Level is researched, recorded, and produced by Maren Larsen.