Passyunk Square, Philadelphia

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Geno's Steaks at 9th Street and Passyunk in South Philadelphia

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.

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History

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

Demographics

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]

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Coordinates: 39°55′59″N 75°09′55″W / 39.93303°N 75.16515°W / 39.93303; -75.16515