Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Larry Fine MuralHonoring Philadelphia's hometown hero, one-third of The Three Stooges. Supposedly marks his birthplace. Originally painted in 1999; new version painted in 2005.
- South St., Philadelphia, PA
- On the west side of S. 3rd St. just south of South St. Faces north, so it's impossible to see driving north on S. 3rd St.
Visitor Tips and News About Larry Fine Mural
Larry Fine Mural
Stoogerrific historic sight. Wake up and go to sleep![David Cholewa, 06/11/2010]
Worth stopping and eating at Jon's too! The address is supposed to be where Larry Fine was born, so the foods are named after the area and Stooges![Abbie, 01/19/2010]
The mural has been redone. This time Larry is playing a violin. It looks amazing.[Anthony Caroto, 04/17/2006]
The Larry Fine Mural was removed in 2005 because it was painted on cheap plaster which, unfortunately, had started to peel away from the building and crumble. Funds are being collected to have the original artist re-do the mural.[Anthony Caroto, 03/12/2006]
It started as a joke - the daily Philadelphia paper was sponsoring a collection to put up a mural of Frank Sinatra in the city. One of the smaller weeklies pointed out that Sinatra was from Jersey, and Philadelphians should be honoring their native sons instead. Sons like Larry Fine.
The weekly paper wasn't really serious about the mural, but then people started pledging donations. So they figured, heck - why not?[Ian B., 04/27/2003]