Frank Rizzo mural at the corner of Ninth and Melrose, (Italian Market marker on the corner), Philadelphia, PA, 2010.
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Frank Rizzo mural - market stalls

Credit: (c) 1995 and 2010 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Diane Keller Photo by Steve Weinik

Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Frank Rizzo (1920-1991) served as Philadelphia Police Commissioner before winning election as the city's first Italian mayor in 1971. Rizzo's two terms as mayor were marked with controversy, but he was and remains deeply loved in South Philadelphia's Italian communities.

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