Ninth Annual Retreat to Goodisville/Carpool to Hell! 99th Birthday Celebration for David Goodis’s Birthday

Ninth Annual Retreat to Goodisville/Carpool to Hell!

March 5th, 2016

99th Birthday Celebration for David Goodis’s Birthday

There is no cost to be in the Carpool to Hell.

BYOC (Bring Your Own Car)

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9:30 AM – Meet at in Port Richmond Books, 3037 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134 – Street parking available. [GPS coordinates (DMS): 39° 58' 51.8376'' N, 75° 6' 15.904'' W ]

Stop 1: Roosevelt Memorial Park, 2701 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA. Section B-3. Lot 234. Grave 3. [GPS coordinates (DMS): 40° 7' 44.4684'' N, 74° 58' 24.5352'' W] This is the final resting place of David Goodis, his brother, Herbert and his parents Mollie and William. We will have a short, graveside discussion. Please feel free to read your favorite Goodis passage as we celebrate the 99th birthday of David Goodis, who was born on March 2nd, 1917.

Stop 2: Goodis’s Adult Home on East Oak Lane, 6300 block of North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA. [GPS coordinates (DMS): 40° 2' 56.3028'' N, 75° 8' 15.1944'' W] Located in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, this was where Goodis wrote many of his novels. After late nights spent is Southwark and the Tenderloin, Goodis would return home to write some of the best noir works in the pantheon of American literature. The house is a private residence. Street parking is available.

Stop 3: Goodis’s Childhood Home in Logan, 4758 North 10th Street (10th and Wyoming). [GPS coordinates (DMS): 40° 1' 30.2016'' N, 75° 8' 27.3732'' W]

Stop 4: The Docks. Park behind Home Depot on Delaware Avenue as close the river as possible. [GPS coordinates (DMS): 39° 55' 42.2472'' N, 75° 8' 23.4348'' W] – Delaware River Heritage Trail, Pier #60

Stop 5: Return to Port Richmond Books, 3037 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA. [GPS coordinates (DMS): 39° 58' 51.8376'' N, 75° 6' 15.904'' W] 

Stop 6: We will reconvene at the Julie’s Corner Bar, 3668 Richmond Street and East Clearfield Street, Philadelphia, [GPS coordinates (DMS): 39° 58' 54.084'' N, 75° 6' 13.985’’] for food, birthday cake and a peek at what may have been the true inspiration for Harriet’s Hut in Down There.

Stop 7: Be sure to make your way over to the Veteran Boxers Association, 2723 East Clearfield Street, Philadelphia, PA [GPS Coordinates (DMS): 39° 58’ 56.935” N, 75° 6’ 15.404” W]. www.veteranboxersassociation.comcastbiz.net