Meet the Residents

In 2012 The Washington Square West Trust embarked on a project to create a video history of the Washington Square West neighborhood. We interviewed a number of residents, neighborhood pioneers, and early merchants to capture their thoughts and recollections of the neighborhood. View a compilation of the interviews below.

Growing Up
Then and Now
Outdoor Life
Rev. Rodger Broadley

Rector of The Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany
Wash West resident for over 30 years

Jimmy Calnan

Retired educator and amateur historian
Wash West resident for over 25 years

David Guinn

Artist and life-long Washington Square West resident

Mel Heifetz

Wash West resident since his birth at Pennsylvania Hospital

Sharri Horowitz

Co-founder of Friends of Seger Park Playground
McCall Elementary and Secondary Public School parent
Wash West resident for over 10 years

Named one of Philadelphia magazine’s 2013 “20 Best Philadelphians” for her work with Seger Park.

Jeff Lichtman

Former Washington Square West Civic Association Director
Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts parent
Wash West resident for over 20 years

Seymour Millstein

Owner-Operator of Washington Square West Real Estate
Wash West resident for over 75 years

Connie Moore

President and co-founder of the Friends of Louis I. Kahn Park
Wash West resident for over 30 years

Virginia Trosino

Former Pine Street antique store proprietor and greening enthusiast
Wash West resident for over 40 years