Parkside, Philadelphia

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Parkside Historic District
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Parkside, Philadelphia is located in Philadelphia
Parkside, Philadelphia
Parkside, Philadelphia is located in Pennsylvania
Parkside, Philadelphia
Parkside, Philadelphia is located in the United States
Parkside, Philadelphia
LocationBounded by Penn-Central RR track, 38th St., Girard, Parkside and Belmont Aves., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°58′26″N 75°12′24″W / 39.97389°N 75.20667°W / 39.97389; -75.20667Coordinates: 39°58′26″N 75°12′24″W / 39.97389°N 75.20667°W / 39.97389; -75.20667
Area97 acres (39 ha)
ArchitectWillis G. Hale, Frederick Newman
NRHP reference No.83004248[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 17, 1983
Designated PRHPDecember 11, 2009[2]

Parkside is a neighborhood in the West Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Much of the Parkside neighborhood was built during the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. It is a National Register of Historic Places Historic District with many examples of Victorian architecture, some well-preserved, others in poor condition. The neighborhood was populated by German Americans, followed by Eastern European Jews, before becoming heavily African American after World War II. (Directly after World War II it was home to many displaced persons from Eastern Europe, which included Latvians.)

In 2008, a shopping mall called the Park West Town Village Shopping Center was completed. Its anchor stores are Shop Rite, Lowe's, McDonald's, and CW Price. It is located on North 52nd Street.

Parkside is the home of the Evans Recreation Center. In 2014, the Philly Pumptrack opened at Evans.[3]

Parkside was the early home of gangsta rapper Schoolly D, and was referenced in his songs "PSK" (Park Side Killers) and "Parkside 5-2".

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "PRHP: List of historic districts". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Blazing Trails". Grid Magazine. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2015.