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Philly Trivia: What Was the Original Name of Race Street?

Posted by Admin PhillyLiving on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 at 12:34pm.

 

Hard to imagine, but at one point this road that spans the city from river to river and is home to a number of notable landmarks such as the Philadelphia Mint and more had a different name. Up until the late 1800's, Race Street was known as Sassafras Street- it changed after the street became a hotspot in the city for horse racing! 

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