The historical Cecil B. Moore SEPTA stop has been covered in Temple University’s cherry and white. While it will continue to be called Cecil B. Moore Station, it now dons Temple’s school colors, making it more visible and friendly for the oncoming Pope visit in late September.
The new school colors have stirred up controversy in the community surrounding the university.
While many students and neighbors welcome it, there are those who think Temple has gone too far in making Cecil B. Moore Avenue ‘Templetown.”
“I remember when this was Columbia Avenue,” said a Philadelphia resident Elaine Childs. “Then you named it Cecil B. Moore Avenue in honor of Cecil B. Moore which was great, and now it might as well say Temple Avenue because it’s ‘Templetown.”