The real honey locusts have a certain feature to them, a characteristic trait that would make them the perfect Hallowe’en tree…the kind of tree that belongs in a Poe story.
I know where such a honey locust stand exists…and it’s not far at all from the Poe house on 8th and Spring Garden.
I decided to walk there…and, while I was headed there anyway, I decided to wend my way through the surrounding neighborhood….this neighborhood between 8th Street and Broad Street, between Spring Garden and the Vine Street Expressway.
What’s this neighborhood called?  It’s sometimes called the Loft District.  Sometimes you’ll see it called North Chinatown.  Most of the time, it’s just called Callowhill, named after Callowhill Street, which itself is named after William Penn’s second wife, Hannah Callowhill.
But I prefer its new name.