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Interview Of Helen Gidjunis, Helen Gidjunis, Paula Gidjunis Apr 2013

Interview Of Helen Gidjunis, Helen Gidjunis, Paula Gidjunis

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Interview topic: Mrs. Helen Gidjunis is a life-long resident of Philadelphia. The majority of her life she spent growing up in the shadow of La Salle College – now University. She moved to Uber Street in 1934, while La Salle’s groundbreaking occurred on February 29, 1928 at its fourth and current location at 20th Street and Olney Avenue. She has observed the neighborhood change for seventy-nine years. When she married in 1949, she moved one street west to 20th Street. She has been her block captain for many years and still retains that position and as such has ...


Interview Of Mary Currie, Mary Currie, Millie Hopper Jan 2006

Interview Of Mary Currie, Mary Currie, Millie Hopper

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Mary Currie was a member of the La Salle University grounds crew at the time of the interview and in 2013, when the interview was posted to Digital Commons. She grew up in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. She graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1974 and began working at La Salle in 1986.