Parkside, Philadelphia

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Parkside Historic District
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Parkside, Philadelphia is located in Pennsylvania
Parkside, Philadelphia
Location Bounded by Penn-Central RR track, 38th St., Girard, Parkside and Belmont Aves., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°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
Area 97 acres (39 ha)
Built 1876
Architect Hale,Willis G.; Newman,Frederick
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83004248[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 17, 1983
Designated PRHP December 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 WWII 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 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. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "PRHP: List of historic districts". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-12-2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)