Cecil B. Moore Avenue

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Cecil B. Moore Avenue/Columbia Avenue
Location Philadelphia
West end 64th Street in Overbrook
Wynnewood Road in Overbrook
63rd Street in Overbrook
59th Street in Overbrook
54th Street in Wynnefield
Peach Street in Wynnefield
Lindenwood Street in Parkside
51st Street in Parkside
US 13 (33rd Street) in Brewerytown
PA 611 (Broad Street) near Temple University
Front Street in Fishtown
Frankford Avenue in Fishtown
Girard Avenue in Fishtown
East end Beach Street in Fishtown

Cecil B. Moore Avenue, also known as Columbia Avenue, is a major arterial street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which is divided East and West between the city's Fishtown and Overbrook communities. East of Frankford Avenue, the street is known by its original name, East Columbia Avenue, from Frankford to Beach Street past Interstate 95. West Columbia begins at the unit block at Frankford but turns into what is today called Cecil B. Moore Avenue at North Front Street through 33rd Street in Brewerytown. In West Philadelphia's Parkside community Columbia Avenue runs between North 51st and Lindenwood Streets; between North Peach and 54th Streets in Wynnefield; North 59th and 63rd Streets in Overbrook; and its final portion between Wynnewood Road and North 64th Street also in Overbrook.

Name change[edit]

In the Spring of 1987 West Columbia Avenue (between Front and 33rd Streets) was changed to Cecil B. Moore Avenue in honor of the late civil rights attorney. Initially, the plan was to change the entire Columbia Avenue (both East and West) to Cecil B. Moore but the residents in the West Philadelphia and Fishtown portions of the streets were against the idea. Thus, those portions remained Columbia Avenue.

Coordinates: 39°58′43″N 75°09′28″W / 39.9787°N 75.1579°W / 39.9787; -75.1579