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Brewerytown

    • Volunteers cut up wood during a

'Blitz Build' gives Sharswood's 100 year old Athletic Rec Center a makeover

A recreation center in North Philadelphia got an extreme makeover this week, thanks to a group of architects who were in town for an annual conference.  Athletic Recreation Center was built…

    • 29th and Girard streets in Brewerytown | Ifanyi Bell for WHYY

Commission votes against proposed down-zoning in Brewerytown

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission voted Tuesday not to support a bill that would rezone dozens of properties in Brewerytown to single-family residential, down from multi-family residential. The bill, introduced…

    • 27th Street and Girard Ave.

Committee reviews projects on East Market and West Girard

On Tuesday, developers presented plans to the Civic Design Review committee for a mixed-use apartment and retail complex at the long-vacant corner of 27th Street and Girard Avenue. The project, which…

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ABOUT BREWERYTOWN

Brewerytown, named because of its quantity of breweries in the 19th and 20th centuries, is a neighborhood in Lower North Philadelphia. The area extends from the Schuylkill River to 25th Street and from Cecil B. Moore Avenue to Parish Street. The area became known as Brewerytown as early as the 1860s, when the area was filled with small brewers and distillation facilities. The area flourished because of its close proximity the river and nearby farmland. However by the 20th century, Prohibition had driven most of the local brewers to the Midwest. By 1987, every single brewer in Brewerytown had vanished. The area quickly lost its charm and became engulfed in crime. The neighborhood was soon deemed blighted by the city government. In 1991, the National Register of Historic Places certified Brewerytown as a historical district. Today the area has seen a kind of gentrification with an increase in property values and a heavy influx of young professionals and businesses moving into the neighborhood. 

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