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    • Poster for Boulevard Direct Bus

SEPTA proposes new buses for University City, Roosevelt Blvd.

SEPTA unveiled the name for its new express bus service coming to Roosevelt Boulevard: the Boulevard Direct Bus. Technically, the Boulevard Direct Bus is a mere proposal—nothing set in stone—one of…

    • Reed Estates: looking east on Reed | JKRP Architects, January '17 CDR

Mixed design review for projects in Brewerytown, Pennsport, Roxborough, South Kensington, and Logan Square

January’s Civic Design Review kicked off 2017 with a bang. During the course of the almost three-and-a-half-hour meeting, the experts on the panel tried to shame a developer into building a…

    • 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…

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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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Brewerytown History

Brewerytown Wikipedia

UPCOMING EVENTS IN BREWERYTOWN

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