Arch Street (Philadelphia)

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Arch Street
Location Philadelphia
West end Gross Street in West Philadelphia
49th Street in West Philadelphia
34th Street in University City
32nd Street in University City
23rd Street in Center City
PA 611 (Broad Street) in Center City
East end Front Street in Penn's Landing

Arch Street is a major east-west street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


The street, called Mulberry Street on William Penn's original city grid, was renamed Arch in 1854.[1] Other parts of the street were once called Holme and Tioga streets. Today, it runs from the Delaware River westward through Old City, where landmarks include the Arch Street Friends Meeting House, the Betsy Ross House, Girard Fountain Park, the U.S. Mint, and Christ Church Burial Ground. It crosses Independence Mall at 5th and 6th Streets, traverses Philadelphia's Chinatown neighborhood, and ends in the tourist areas around Logan Square and the museum district.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Arch from 6th to 11th Streets was known as "Radio Row", after its electronic-goods stores.[2]


  1. ^ Woodall, Peter (January 16, 2013). "What’s In An Odonym?". Hidden City Daily. Hidden City Philadelphia. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kushnier, Ron (May 2, 2007). "I Remember Arch Street". PhillyHistory blog. City of Philadelphia. Retrieved July 2, 2014. 

Coordinates: 39°57′15″N 75°09′42″W / 39.9543°N 75.1618°W / 39.9543; -75.1618