#PhillyFringe16 – BULLFROGS IN THE SNOW – Episode 3
Digital Fringe Project – By: Chris Davis
There are five episodes. Each episode contains a few chapters. To truly immerse yourself in the experience, please go to the location indicated on each Episode.
Episode 3 – The Sugar Refinery – Formerly “Sugar Moms” – Old City
225 Church St., Philadelphia, PA
Please go to the parking lot outside the now defunct bar Sugar Moms in Old City. Sugar refining was once one of Philadelphia’s biggest industries. The casino Sugarhouse is built atop what once was the Jack Frost refinery. The now defunct bar Sugar Moms on Church Street was the oldest sugar refinery in the United States. This is a story about the Franklin Sugar Refinery in Philadelphia, a refinery that was once the largest in the world producing 90% of America’s sugar. While listening to the chapter walk around Old City and imagine what it once was like.
Listen to excerpts of Chris Davis’ debut novel Bull Frogs in the Snow while exploring the city of Philadelphia. Each chapter is written for a specific location in the city, follow the online map, put on your headphones, and experience the city from an entirely new perspective.
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Presented as part of the Fringe Arts – Digital Fringe