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    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan calls for a new river road to improve access and circulation. See the red line above for its possible alignment. | Graphic from Lower Schuylkill Master Plan

Improving access in the Lower Schuylkill Innovation District

Much of the Lower Schuylkill is an impenetrable, legacy industrial landscape, and good access is one problem holding back its tremendous potential. But the Lower Schuylkill has been lavished with…

    • Ruins at High Battery, Hidden City Festival

Explore Fort Mifflin ruins (new and old) this Sunday and next

For the next two Sundays the Hidden City Festival invites guests to step into a space where it’s not quite clear what’s new, what’s old and what could be part of…

    • Atlantic Refining Co., June 22, 1926 (Image # 6111) | Aero Service Corp. | Courtesy of Aerial Viewpoint, Spring, TX

From Above: Refining along the Lower Schuylkill, 1926

In honor of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan’s [pdf] release earlier this month, we head back into the past to look at a section of the Lower Schuylkill from above.…

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ABOUT EASTWICK

Eastwick is a neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia. It is situated in the southwest corner of Philadelphia County and bounded by Darby Creek and Delaware County in the west, the Philadelphia International Airport to the south, 70th street to the north, and the Schuylkill River to the east. This area was originally known as The Meadows, named after the marshlands surrounding the Darby Creek. Due to these marshlands, the area was sparsely populated, occupied by small farms, junkyards, and a few scattered houses. But when the marshlands were dredged in order to create the airport in the 1930s, there came the idea of developing the rest of the surrounding area. In 1953, the Korman Company decided to embark on the largest urban renewal project that the United States had ever seen. The area was to be called Eastwick after Andrew M. Eastwick, who made the Bartram's Garden site possible. The Company demolished many older homes but only replaced a small portion of them with new residences. Today the Korman Company still owns the land. Currently, the area is mostly populated by a transient crowd, which includes airplane pilots, flight attendants, and other airport personnel.

RESOURCES

Eastwick Project Area Committee

PhillySkyline on Eastwick

Wikipedia on Eastwick

SEPTA Route 36 (a.k.a.; the Elmwood Avenue Line) is a trolley line operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) that connects the 13th/Juniper station in downtown Phil
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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastwick,_Philadelphia,_Pennsylvania

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