Special Projects > Passyunk Passageways Window Murals

“East Passyunk: Crossing Through the Ages,” a five-panel mural commissioned by the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, was installed over rusted and broken window panes on the northeast corner of 13th and Mifflin streets. The mural, commissioned by EP Crossing to be executed by area artist Donna Backues, tells the story of the neighborhood dating back to the 17th century. Then co-chairs of EP Crossing, Joseph F. Marino and Darren Fava were key players in conceiving the theme. And Fava, a Philadelphia Parks & Rec employee with a firm grip on South Philly history, helped source images for Backues through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The project also got support from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Project and SEPTA.

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Passyunk Passageways
Murals being installed in SEPTA substation windows
2014
Passyunk Trail Septa Substation Window by Donna Backues
Pen & Ink Illustration large format printed on vinyl mesh
9 x15 feet
2014
Arrival by Swedes for New Sweden In South Philly Septa Substation Murals Donna Backues
Pen & Ink Illustration large format printed on vinyl mesh
9 x 15 inches
2014
Horse Drawn Trolley on 10th Street Septa Substation Mural Donna Backues
Pen & Ink Illustration large format printed on vinyl mesh
9 x15 feet
2014
Trolley Car in East Passyunk Crossing neighborhood Septa substation Mural Donna Backues
Pen & Ink Illustration large format printed on vinyl mesh
9 x 15 feet
2014
Bus 23 south philly 12th street septa substation mural donna backues
Pen & Ink Illustration large format printed on vinyl mesh
11 x 14 feet
2014