Talk:Manayunk, Philadelphia

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"Main Street in Manayunk is the only street in the city of Philadelphia officially bearing that name." < Is this really a significant fact? Of course it's the only street in the city bearing the name. Almost all major cities don't have multiple streets w/ the same names anymore. If anything, mentioning this fact would be more appropriate if it were in the context of the fact that the addresses used to be "main street, manayunk" but now they're "main street, philadelphia" despite the fact that it's not in philadelphia's downtown Passdoubt | Talk 03:57, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

This bit of trivia has been removed, along with "Residents of Manayunk are sometimes called "yunkers" or "maniaunks" (pronounced "main-ee-unks")." in order to get rid of the trivia section. The second statement seams as though it could be reworked into the article, but I'm not sure where to put it. Sbacle 18:15, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

I live in Manayunk. I'm a transplant from Central Pennsylvania, but I can tell you that noting the term "Yunker" is no trivial matter. Yunkers take great pride in their rich history and ancestory. I'm a copy editor by trade. When I get the time, I will assist in editing this article. Bunky Turner (talk) 12:48, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Bunky Turner


I added some fact tags to the article. I'm not disputing the accuracy of the statements, I just think the article would benefit from some references. One thing that needs to be fixed is the meaning of "Manayunk." Right now, the article gives two conflicting definitions ("Indian with a canoe" and "where we go to drink"). Urlass


The image currently associated with this article, Image:ManayunkPaSign.jpg, while it does show the beginning of Main Street, is actually in Wissahickon; Wissahickon (SEPTA station) is just up and to the right of the frame. I think we could use another image here, either in the heart of Main Street, or looking uphill from Cresson Street up nearly any cross street. We should keep the current image, but move it lower and at user-default thumbnail size.

Thoughts? —CComMack (tc) 04:12, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

I agree. If you have a good photo please do upload it. If not I'm more than willing to go take one, but don't know the area quite as well. Sbacle 18:15, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
Yes, it would be good to have a better photo that shows activity and people walking on Main Street, and maybe another taken looking up the hill, or from an upper section looking down and across to show the "hill town" character. It looks European in the upper sections of small houses.--Parkwells 23:00, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

A photo of The Wall, up Levering Street from Silverwood would rock. There's a gorgeous orange stucco home on the side of the hill that really illustrates the European feel of this neighborhood. Also, off Leverington Ave. (different from Levering St.), there's a 150-year-old white church. I could go on for days. I walk these streets weekly and often think that someone should record the history before developers get in here and tear it all to shreds. Bunky Turner (talk) 12:53, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Bunky Turner

Manayunk also has cobblestone streets comprised of Belgium blocks. Bunky Turner (talk) 12:56, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 03:39, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

I think part of Manayunk is a registered historic district, but the history section doesn't say. It has a lot of intact architecture from its days as a milltown, as well as at least one pretty big Catholic church. More than one was built as different immigrant groups each wanted its own national character in a church. This part needs supplementing.--Parkwells 23:04, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Proposed page move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was no consensus to support move. JPG-GR (talk) 19:49, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

I think the page should be moved to Manayunk.

  • The "Pennsylvania" qualifier is not necessary - the article on Philadelphia is at Philadelphia.
  • Manayunk is currently a disambig page; the only other item there is a link to a US Naval Ship which is itself a redirect since the ship was renamed Ajax later on. In short, there are no other neighborhoods outside Philly that Manayunk could be confused with, and the ship could be covered with a link at the top of the page, if absolutely necessary. Skiasaurus (skē’ ə sôr’ əs) 17:05, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose - the name as is, is very specific. A new name could make things confusing. Dincher (talk) 23:28, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This is the name that best encompasses Manayunk's status as a neighborhood and its history as an independent municipality. What I would support, however, is redirecting Manayunk here and disambiguating the ship with a hatnote. —CComMack (tc) 09:42, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Me too. Good idea. Dincher (talk) 19:19, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Neutral While there is no set universal guideline on how to name neighborhoods, the fact that the rest of the neighborhoods are already named with the same style as the current one is a good reason not to move. However, if there is a decision within the WikiProject to change the neighborhood naming style to the more usual Wikipedia-widestyle of use the common name and disambiguate as appropriate, only then should such a move take place. --Polaron | Talk 01:54, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Relevant Manayunk Reference[edit]

There is a wealth of information about early Manayunk (Flat Rock) and the surrounding area in the following publication, republished by the University of Michigan: "Early History of the Falls of Schuylkill, Manayunk, Skuylkill and Lehigh Navigation Companies, Fairmount Waterworks, Etc.", by Charles V. Hagner. I purchased my copy on eBay. 21:02, 9 June 2010 (UTC) Wikited (talk) 21:09, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

re: The First Census[edit]

The Reverend's count indicated 147 families

244 men + 282 boys =/= 550 males

306 women + 266 girls =/= 548 females

On the other hand

244+306 ("men"+"women") = 550 ("males")


282+266 ("boys"+"girls") = 548 ("females")