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The SPHAs Basketball Team

 
 
The SPHAs Basketball Team Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
1. The SPHAs Basketball Team Marker
Inscription. The South Philadelphia Hebrew Association was a dominant professional team from 1918 to 1959, winning 12 league championships. During its heyday in the 1930s, the team was all Jewish. Owner/coach Eddie Gottlieb was a seminal figure in the establishment of the NBA. Instrumental in the growth of pro basketball in its formative years, in later years the team toured with the Harlem Globetrotters. Home games were played here at the former Broadwood Hotel.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.556′ N, 75° 9.74′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Broad Street just south of Callowhill Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas E. Cahill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); NFL Films (approx. 0.2 miles away); Green Building at Friends Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quakers at Friends Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Friends Service Committee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civilian Public Service
The SPHAs Basketball Team Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
2. The SPHAs Basketball Team Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Girl Scout Cookies (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Mural on building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
3. Mural on building
The mural is on a building one block north on Broad Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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