ATTENTION LAST NIGHT’S AUDIENCE: Elfreth’s Alley is NOT the only alley in Philadelphia with its own font!
Last night I poked gentle fun at our nation’s oldest residential street and its street sign’s “Game of Thrones”-y font. Well. Not only did a Google image search yield no photographic evidence of this sign THAT I ABSOLUTELY REMEMBER SEEING ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION, but last night, I discovered something else!
As I walked back to my hotel, passing every drunk person in the city, I noticed this place! Schubert Alley! With its own custom-font sign! Even through the raccoon-eye-paint glow of the reflected flash, you can see: this ain’t your granddady’s street-sign font! It’s your great-great-grandaddy’s!
So, Philadelphia, my questions are these:
1) Is the D & D-style Elfreth’s Alley sign still extant?
2) How many more alleys in the City of Brotherly Love have their own custom fonts?
Get back to me on those. Thank you.