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Central Roxborough

    • The corner of Ridge and Roxoborough avenues / Bas Slabbers

Roxborough residents watch Wendy's restaurant rise at historic neighborhood site

The corner of Ridge and Roxoborough avenues has been in question since December 2012, when the historic Bunting House, located at 5901 Ridge Ave., was razed in the face of community…

    • The twin homes at 145-147 Sumac St. are described as rare examples of Eastlake Victorian architecture. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Historic recognition won't save Roxborough house from demolition

Roxborough house that has had a demolition notice on the front door for more than a month was recommended for historic designation earlier this month. The Philadelphia Historical Commission's…

    • The twin homes are described as extraordinary examples of Eastlake Victorian architecture. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Multi-pronged battle ahead for group of neighbors trying to save historic Wissahickon house

Neighbors are fervently trying to save a distinctive 1880s twin house in Roxborough from demolition, but they are waging difficult battles on several fronts. A demolition permit is posted on the…

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ABOUT CENTRAL ROXBOROUGH

Roxborough, once the Roxborough Township, is a North West Philadelphia neighborhood. The neighborhood spans from Northwestern Avenue to Lincoln Drive and from the Schuykill River to Henry Avenue. It is thought that the neighborhood was named after Roxburgshire, an area in Scotland. Roxborough has long been a predominantly white neighborhood, with the commercial spine of the neighborhood being Ridge Avenue running diagonally through the neighborhood. Roxborough maintains its reputation as being a safe and well-maintained area thanks to efforts from residents and community organizations. Roxborough’s tree lined streets give the neighborhood a suburban feel, while the areas low crime rate and accessibility make the neighborhood and ideal home for many young professional Philadelphians.

RESOURCES

Roxborough community page

Roxborough Wikipedia article

UPCOMING EVENTS IN CENTRAL ROXBOROUGH

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