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Passyunk Square, Philadelphia

 

Passyunk Square, Philadelphia

Passyunk Square
Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Geno's Steaks at 9th Street and Passyunk in South Philadelphia
Geno's Steaks at 9th Street and Passyunk in South Philadelphia
Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia County
City Philadelphia
Area code(s) Area code 215

Passyunk Square is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia bounded by Broad Street to the west, 6th Street to the east, Tasker Street to the south and Washington Avenue to the north. [1] Passyunk Square is bordered by the Bella Vista, Hawthorne, Central South Philadelphia, Wharton and Point Breeze neighborhoods. [2] [3] The park bounded by 12th, 13th, Wharton and Reed Streets in this neighborhood now known as Columbus Square was formerly known as "Passyunk Square". Geoff DiMasi revived this name when forming the Passyunk Square Civic Association.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Shopping district 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6

History

The Federal Street School and Eliza Butler Kirkbride School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Demographics

  • White - 68%; Black - 6%; Asian - 19%; Hispanic - 7% [5]

Shopping district

The neighborhood is best known for its shopping and restaurants along the East Passyunk Avenue corridor.

East Passyunk Avenue features a large number of privately owned shops, restaurants, and grocery stores; additionally, it has a number of businesses such as insurance offices, salons, and pharmacies. [6]

See also

External links

  • Passyunk Square community website
  • Business listings for East Passyunk
  • East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District
  • Phillyblog.com - South Philadelphia board
  • Citizens' Alliance for Better Neighborhoods

References

  1. ^ Passyunk Square.org
  2. ^ South Philly Review: The Place Where You Live: Point Breeze
  3. ^ Philadelphia Neighborhoods
  4. ^
  5. ^ The Place Where You Live: Passyunk Square
  6. ^ East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District business directory

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