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Rename a part of Philadelphia "Eraserhood?"

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:19 am
by Bob_Dobbs_Blue_Bob
This excellent blog out of Philadelphia has plenty of Lynch information. There's a a post about a campaign in Philadelphia, "birth place" of Eraserhead, to rename a part of the city in the film's honour! Well, maybe not officially (would be great, of course!), but the area is already called Eraserhood by some.

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http://www.aroundphilly.com/blog/2012/05/14/philamoca-campaigns-for-eraserhood/

There are links in the article to other "Eraserhood" sites of note, including the apty named http://eraserhood.com.

Re: Rename a part of Philadelphia "Eraserhood?"

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:24 pm
by p-air
The “Eraserhood” is a place I frequented for years before I knew of its associations with Eraserhead and David Lynch. It’s an old industrial area like you find in a lot of big cities, but there's just something about it that's especially atmospheric and unique. The other day I came across this image at 12th and Ridge:

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Hidden City Philadelphia is apparently doing a walking tour of the area this Saturday. I can’t make it but I’m sure it will be interesting: http://hcp.memberlodge.com/event-1977023

Re: Rename a part of Philadelphia "Eraserhood?"

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:15 pm
by Annie
That's really cool! Thanks p-air!!