Marian Apparition Memorials near the Baldwin Park Neighborhood
Marian apparitions are alleged visions of Mary the mother of Jesus. Once you notice a memorial to one, as at the ghost signage above the door at 1903 Spring Garden Street, you start to see other memorials to Marian apparitions. Here are a few of the memorials within a short walk of the Baldwin Park neighborhood, in the reverse chronological order of the date of the apparition.
Memorial at 19th Street above Wallace Street at St. Andrew's Lithuanian Church. According to the story, Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. The oldest was 8-year-old Lucia dos Santos, accompanied by her two younger cousins. The apparition never self-identified as Mary during numerous appearances, but based on the iconography, believers and church officials identified her as Mary. Lucia dos Santos, who became a nun, died in 2005, and the Pope in 2017 conferred the title Servant of God upon her as a first step towards canonization (becoming a saint).
Memorial at 17th and Vine Streets on Cathedral property. There is no label on the pedestals, but I suspect, based on the lone supplicant, that this represents the appearance of Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous (now Saint Bernadette) at Lourdes, southwest France, in 1858.
Memorial inside the Cathedral honoring the Miraculous Medal of Mary, based on the three appearances of Mary to Catherine Labouré (now Saint Catherine) in 1830. The date 1830 is engraved on the orb on which Mary stands.
Also inside the Cathedral is this shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, who appeared four times to 57-year-old Juan Diego (Saint Juan Diego as of 2002) in Guadalupe, Mexico, in 1531. The Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City is now the most visited Catholic shrine in the world, with over 20 million visitors per year.
Philadelphia had its own Marian apparition in West Philadelphia in 1953, but only the link here is provided since this was outside the Baldwin Park neighborhood.
I am going to include two more memorials that are not related to Marian apparitions, the first not even being a Catholic tradition, if only because they are so close to Baldwin Park (and I'm a sucker for shiny statues). The descriptions are with the images below.