Joe Sixpack: How Prohibition played out in Philadelphia
Posted on Thursday, Oct 18, 2012
ON THE 300 block of Walnut Street in Old City lies the dichotomy of Prohibition.
At one end of the block is the site where Dr. Benjamin Rush, Declaration of Independence signer and father of the American temperance movement, had his office. At the other is a building where, a century later, bootlegger Joel D. Kerper bottled illegal gin for the city's elite.