Front Street (Philadelphia)

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Front Street
Location Philadelphia and Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania
South end Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia
Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia
South Street in Center City
Walnut Street in Penn's Landing
Chestnut Street in Penn's Landing
Market Street in Penn's Landing
Girard Avenue in Fishtown
US 1 / US 13 (Roosevelt Boulevard) in Feltonville
Cheltenham Avenue in East Oak Lane/Cheltenham Township
North end Ashbourne Road in Cheltenham Township
North Front Street, looking north towards Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Front Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a north-south street running parallel to and near the Delaware River. It was constructed when Philadelphia was laid out by William Penn in 1682.

Front Street is the origin street of Philadelphia's numbered street grid; there is no First Street, Front Street exists in its place, and numbered streets begin at the next major block with Second Street, approximately one-tenth of a mile to the west.

At least three stations of SEPTA's Market–Frankford Line are built above Front Street. They consist of Girard Station, Berks Station, and York–Dauphin Station. SEPTA also gives the address of Spring Garden Station as being on Front Street, however the actual location is in the median of Interstate 95 over Spring Garden Street, just west of Front Street.

Coordinates: 39°54′50″N 75°08′56″W / 39.914°N 75.149°W / 39.914; -75.149