Southwest Philly block renamed in honor of environmental activist Leo Brundage


Lenoard “Leo” K. Brundage, the late environmental activist and ironworker from Eastwick had the 7800 block of Saturn Place near Lindbergh Blvd renamed in his honor this month. Brundage was an advocate for Southwest workers and residents for decades. From his leadership in the effort to have the dangerous and unpermitted Clearview landfill shut down to his work fighting for diversity in the local ironworkers union, he earned the highest level of respect from his community.

“He was community-minded, tenacious, persistent, a block captain, and a pioneer of Eastwick,” said Ted Pickett, chairperson of Eastwick United CDC. Pickett also described Brundage as “the kind of man you don’t encounter many times in life.”

At the ceremony, Earl Williams of Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition announced a picture and plaque in Brundage’s honor. City Council President Kenyatta Johnson, State Senator Anthony Williams, and State Representative Regina Young were also present and gave personal testimonies to the great person Leo Brundage was.

[information from this article was obtained from The Philadelphia Tribune]

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