Now and Then Thursdays: A Cracked Waterpipe Caused This?!

I was just checking Google’s new “Street View” option for Penn’s Spruce Street and was dismayed to see this!

Do you see the empty lot next to Allegros pizza? (Click on the image above to get a better view.)

That lot used to be where (my fraternity) AEPi (3940 Spruce Street) once resided.

Apparently, a cracked water pipe caused so much destruction that the whole house had to be knocked down! I hear that the fraternity is now on Walnut Street (near 40th). (current AEPi guys, feel free to comment below)

To take a brief trip down memory lane, check out my 1993 pictures below of the AEPi house during our annual “Hollywood” party. Every year we’d plaster the quad with flyers, rent lights out front and canvas the entire first floor of the house with B-rated movie posters we’d get from that video place on Locust (whose name I’m forgetting). You’ll also note the “Hollywood” marquee and ticket booth.

Nothing like “themed” fraternity parties.

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