Ogontz, Philadelphia

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Ogontz
Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Suffolk Manor Apartments in Ogontz, September 2010
Suffolk Manor Apartments in Ogontz, September 2010
Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia County
City Philadelphia
Area code(s) Area code 215

Ogontz is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States that borders suburban Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County.

Ogontz gets its name from Ogontz Avenue, a thoroughfare which runs diagonally through the uniform grid of streets in the city. Many of the commercial and residential properties on Ogontz Ave. began to decline in the early 1970s, but revitalization efforts have largely restored it to being an important destination for the surrounding community. Ogontz Avenue joins Pennsylvania Route 309 (old US 309), a limited access expressway, after it crosses into the suburbs.

The Ogontz theatre, built in 1926- 1927, was located at 6033 Ogontz Avenue; it was closed in 1988 then was torn down. [1]

Ogontz is often considered to be a section of West Oak Lane, a larger neighborhood.[citation needed]

The Central High School, Special Troops Armory, and Suffolk Manor Apartments are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Education[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

Free Library of Philadelphia operates the David Cohen Ogontz Branch at 6017 Ogontz Avenue at Church Lane.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "[1]." Ogontz theater at [2]'. Retrieved April 26, 2011.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "David Cohen Ogontz Branch." Free Library of Philadelphia. Retrieved on November 7, 2008.

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Coordinates: 40°03′27″N 75°08′48″W / 40.057446°N 75.146656°W / 40.057446; -75.146656