Mario Lanza Way in Philadelphia

Dec 19, 2020 1553

BY: William Ronayne, Jr

I am very happy and proud to announce that the City Council of Philadelphia adopted a resolution on December 10, 2020 also naming the 1200 block of Reed St, on which the Mario Lanza Museum is now located, Mario Lanza Way in honor of the 100th anniversary of Mario Lanza's birth!

The Mario Lanza Institute worked along with the local councilman and civic association president and of course with the cooperation of residents of the block to bring this to fruition. No date has been set for the unveiling ceremony but we're hoping to do this as close as possible to January 31, 2021 weather and covid restrictions permitting.

Once the date is confirmed, I will make an announcement. If the restrictions are lifted in time for the unveiling of the sign, then there will be a public reception at the museum. We'll see what happens.

Stay safe everyone and be well and all the best for a happy holiday season and New Year.

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