Arch Street (Philadelphia)
Girard Fountain Park on Arch Street, 2007.
|Former name(s)||Mulberry Street
|Owner||City of Philadelphia|
|Maintained by||Streets Department|
|Length||3.7 mi (6.0 km)|
|Nearest metro station||30th Street|
|West end||Gross Street in Overbrook|
| I-76 / PA 3 in University City
PA 611 in Center City
|East end||Front Street in Old City|
|North||Race Street (West Philly)
Cherry Street (Center City)
|South||Market Street (West Philly)
JFK Boulevard / Filbert Street (Center City)
The street, called Mulberry Street on William Penn's original city grid, was renamed Arch in 1854. 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.
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