Famous Franks

Chinatown & Center City East

The walls outside Dirty Franks are decorated with this witty mural by David McShane featuring Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, Aretha Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, architects Frank Furness and Frank Lloyd Wright among several other 'Franks.' In 2015, McShane added Pope Francis following his visit to the city that year.

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Nearby Chinatown & Center City East attractions

1. William Way LGBT Community Center

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A cornerstone of the Gayborhood is this dynamic community center that hosts a wide range of events and activities – from art shows and music festivals to…

2. Gershman Y

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This Jewish cultural and community center on the Avenue of the Arts offers a wide range events, workshops and exhibitions. Its origins go back to the late…

3. Pride and Progress

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This 2003 mural by Ann Northrup, filling the west wall of the William Way LGBT Community Center, is a tribute to the Gayborhood in which it stands. The…

4. Atlas of Tomorrow

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The subtitle of Candy Chang's interactive mural is 'a device for philosophical reflection' and it embodies the idea of art as meditation and a tool for…

5. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

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The ongoing life's work of mosaic mural artist Isaiah Zagar, this is a folk-art wonderland of mirror mosaics, bottle walls and quirky sculpture. Zagar's…

6. Isaiah Zagar House

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Isaiah Zagar is the artist responsible for scores of mosaic murals made from found objects, discarded bottles, bits of broken ceramic and mirror, that…