I just discovered that the Joe Frazier Gym, which he owned and ran for 40 years, is the same Philadelphia building that was formerly the Nabisco plant where Bukowski made dog biscuits in 1944. Go figure.
For the longest time it's been one of the worst neighborhoods in the city aka North Philly. Center City is creeping North & Temple University is spreading towards it but it's still a bit rough. This is an enduring image. I used to drive by it all the time but now I no longer go out in the field as a probation officer.
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