Girard Avenue

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Girard Avenue
Girard Avenue at the Centennial District
Location Philadelphia
West end 67th Street in West Philadelphia
US 30 (Lancaster Avenue) in West Philadelphia
US 13 (34th Street) in Fairmount Park
I-76 / US 30 (Schuylkill Expressway) in Fairmount Park
US 13 (33rd Street) in Fairmount Park
PA 611 (Broad Street) in North Philadelphia
Front Street in Fishtown
East end I-95 (Delaware Expressway) / Aramingo Avenue in Kensington

Girard Avenue is a major east-west thoroughfare in Philadelphia that forms sections of U.S. Route 13 and U.S. Route 30 and is named for Franco-American financier Stephen Girard. It stretches through several major neighborhoods of Philadelphia, including West Philadelphia, Fishtown, Kensington, and Port Richmond. SEPTA streetcar service along Girard Avenue is provided by the Route 15 trolley. Additionally, the street includes two Girard (SEPTA Broad Street Line station) Girard (BSL station), serving the Broad Street Line and Girard (MFL station), serving the Market–Frankford Line.

The street is currently the northern edge of the gentrification of the Fairmount and Northern Liberties sections of the city.

Institutions of note along the street include the Philadelphia Zoo, the shrine of Saint John Neumann, Girard College, and Saint Joseph's Preparatory School.


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Coordinates: 39°58′23″N 75°12′52″W / 39.97299°N 75.21431°W / 39.97299; -75.21431