Mario Lanza Museum and Institute finds new home in Passyunk Square

Jul 06, 2018 1131

BY: Grace Maiorano

Walls of the Mario Lanza Institute and Museum, located on the first floor of the Columbus House at 712 Montrose St., have slowly muted and dated. However, some individuals are brushing dust off the memorabilia — and memory — of the prolific opera vocalist and film star.

In December, after the merged parish of St.Paul and St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi church announced the selling of its Montrose rectory, the institute and museum, which was established in 1962 as a scholarship program for promising vocalists, was forced to search for a fifth home since its inconception.

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