The Murals of Philadelphia

Philadelphia murals
Jack Ramsdale

'Reaching for a Star'
Artist: Don Gensler
William Hodges, who lives in the house upon which the mural is painted, says: "That mural is the best thing that's happened around here. For 20 years, this neighborhood's been going down, but when they came and put that mural up there on the wall, it stopped it from going down."

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