Passyunk Square, Philadelphia

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Passyunk Square
Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Geno's Steaks at 9th Street and Passyunk in South Philadelphia
Geno's Steaks at 9th Street and Passyunk in South Philadelphia
Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia County
City Philadelphia
Area code(s) Area code 215

Passyunk Square is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia bounded by Broad Street to the west, 6th Street to the east, Tasker Street to the south and Washington Avenue to the north. [1] Passyunk Square is bordered by the Bella Vista, Hawthorne, Central South Philadelphia, Wharton and Point Breeze neighborhoods. [2] [3] The neighborhood got its namesake from Passyunk Square Park, located between 12th, 13th, Reed and Wharton Streets. The park was eventually renamed Columbus Square Park, and subsequently the neighborhood became known as Columbus Square. Geoff DiMasi revived the Passyunk Square name when forming the Passyunk Square Civic Association in 2003.[4]

Education[edit]

The School District of Philadelphia serves the neighborhood.

Two K-8 schools, Andrew Jackson School (formerly the Federal Street School) and Eliza Butler Kirkbride School, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5] These schools serve portions of the neighborhood.[6][7] Furness High School serves areas within both the Kirkbride and Jackson zones.[8][9]

Demographics[edit]

  • White - 68%; Black - 6%; Asian - 19%; Hispanic - 7% [10]

Shopping district[edit]

The neighborhood is best known for its shopping and restaurants along the East Passyunk Avenue corridor.

East Passyunk Avenue features a large number of privately owned shops, restaurants, and grocery stores; additionally, it has a number of businesses such as insurance offices, salons, and pharmacies. [11]

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Coordinates: 39°55′59″N 75°09′55″W / 39.93303°N 75.16515°W / 39.93303; -75.16515