PlanPhilly

Map of articles relating to:

Logan

    • Volunteers braved winter weather to survey Logan households. | Emily DiCicco, Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Logan Resident Survey: What the neighborhood really needs

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Emily DiCicco and Anthony Liberto are sharing dispatches from Logan and Olney. Emily recently tagged along with volunteers surveying Logan residents about their…

    • Logan Parklet, September 2012

Logan Parklet returns with expanded programming

Thanks to a $10,000 grant to Logan CDC from WalMart, the Logan Parklet has returned to the street in front of the Logan Branch Library on Wagner Avenue and Old York…

    • php2gsbsa

A glimpse at MLK Day of Service projects in North Philly

More than 100,000 people turned out to participate in Philadelphia’s 1,500 MLK Day of Service events Monday. The 18th annual celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King spurred a burst…

VIEW MORE

ABOUT LOGAN

Logan, named after the plantation that once called the area home, is a neighborhood in upper North Philadelphia. It’s bordered by Godfrey Avenue to the North, Wingohocking Street to the South, North Broad Street to the West and North Fairhill Street to the East. James Logan, a wealthy linguist who was appointed as William Penn’s secretary, owned the plantation and played a vital role in developing many cultural establishments within the city of Philadelphia. One of Logan’s biggest accomplishments was his public library, which in 1750 held an unparalleled 2,000 volumes of books. This neighborhood was one of the first suburbs in Philadelphia during the early 20th century. The neighborhood was not considered “urban” until 1928 when the first subway and streetcar lines were incorporated into the area. During the industrial revolution factories spread throughout the area, producing everything from pies to gum, the area saw a huge economic boom. However like most other areas in Philadelphia, deindustrialization and the “white flight” left many factories vacant. In recent years the area has developed a vibrant shopping and retail district located along Broad Street. Logan is primarily a residential community with a majority white population. One of the economic influences in the area generates from the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Upper Logan. Today the area cherishes its deeply rooted history and fights to protect not only their heritage but also their well being.

 

RESOURCES

Logan Redevelopment Plan [PDF]

Logan Neighborhood Wikipedia Article

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

UPCOMING EVENTS IN LOGAN

There are no upcoming events in this neighborhood. Feel free to contact us with your contributions.

Logging in via Facebook

Log in

Subscribe to the PlanPhilly Mailing List