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Logan Branch of Free Library gets green light for front facade improvements

A supplemented and revised application to constuct an ADA ramp and addition to the historically designated Logan Branch of the Free Library was reviewed and granted final approval by the Historical…

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Planning Logan: Empowering Logan residents through neighborhood planning

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Emily DiCicco and Anthony Liberto are sharing dispatches from Logan and Olney. For their final installment, here's part two of their two-part look…

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Planning Logan: Improving a ‘Forgotten’ Neighborhood

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Emily DiCicco and Anthony Liberto are sharing dispatches from Logan and Olney. For their final installment, here's part one of their two-part look…

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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

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