Explore Mantua with Mantua

On May 10, 2014, just a few weeks before 3711 Melon’s final resting, Rev. Dr. Andrew Jenkins graciously led us on a walking tour of Mantua, his adopted home for over forty years. Originally from Southwest Philadelphia, Rev. Jenkins and his family moved into Mantua Hall in 1959 and since that time he has served as both steward and advocate for the neighborhood and its residents. You can view video of the day via the link below.

Former administrative offices of the Mantua Community Planners, corner of 36th and Haverford; Image courtesy Temple University Special Collections Research Center

Former administrative offices of the Mantua Community Planners, corner of 36th and Haverford; Image courtesy Temple University Special Collections Research Center

History of Mantua Walking Tour, May 10, 2014