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Mobster's South Philly House Up for Historical Nomination

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A South Philly house could potentially be deemed historic for being the home of an infamous mob boss who reigned over the city for nearly two decades. Angelo Bruno's home on Snyder Avenue is up for nomination with the Philadelphia Historical Commission, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The home, which is currently owned by Bruno's daughter Jean, was on the market back in 2010 for $250,000, but never found a buyer. Not that surprising, given the home's gruesome history: Bruno was shot in his car parked outside of his house in 1980.

Fun fact: The exterior brickwork was done by John Stanfa, who was Bruno's driver and later became Philly's mob boss from 1991 to 1994. He's now serving five consecutive life sentences.

If Bruno's home were to be deemed historic, it wouldn't be a first. According to the nomination, two homes owned by other Philly mob bosses are on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places: Philip Testa's home on 2117 W. Porter Street and A.D. Pollina's property at 2515 South 21st Street.

The nomination will be reviewed by the Philadelphia Historical Commission on March 17.

· Mobster's house a city landmark? [PI]
· 934 Snyder Street [Official]