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Centennial District (Philadelphia)

Centennial District
Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Girard Avenue at the Centennial District
Girard Avenue at the Centennial District
Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia County
City Philadelphia
ZIP Code 19146
Area code(s) Area code 215

The Centennial District is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that contains the Philadelphia Zoo, the Please Touch Museum and the Mann Music Center.

The area is part of a plan to incorporate parts of present-day Fairmount Park to revitalize neighborhoods in the area for the year 2026.[1][2]


Streetcar service along Girard Avenue is provided by SEPTA's Route 15 trolley. Additionally, the street is served by the Girard subway station beneath Broad Street on the Broad Street Line and the Girard elevated train station above Front Street on the Market–Frankford Line.

Sites of note inside the district include the Philadelphia Zoo, Carroll Park, Old Cathedral Cemetery, Fairmount Park, Girard College, the Girard Medical Center, the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann, and Saint Joseph's Preparatory School.


  1. ^ "The Centennial District Economic Development Strategy" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Reviving park's legacy Thriving Centennial District seen for Fairmount. Seeing park district as engine for renewal". 

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