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Mill Creek

    • Current street view of the former Pure Oil Service Station on Lancaster and 44th. (photo by author)

Roadside Americana on Lancaster Avenue

PennDesign student and community contributor Angelina Jones uncovered an interesting roadside relic in Mill Creek, which helps illuminate the history of both the Lincoln Highway and Americans falling hard for their…

    • The former Provident Mutual Life Insurance building at 4601 Market Street will likely become home to the PPD, Health Department and morgue.

What's going on at 4601 Market?

The transformation of 4601 Market, the former Provident Mutual Life Insurance campus, into a new headquarters for the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Health Department, and City Morgue is creeping along. As…

    • Mill Creek north elevation

Art Commission approves rec center improvements, Episcopal Tower awnings

In a brief monthly meeting on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission granted final approval to just two projects. In the first application, designers from UCI Architects satisfactorily responded to the Commission's…

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ABOUT MILL CREEK

Mill Creek is generally bounded by West Girard Ave to the north, Belmont Avenue to the east, 52nd Street to the west and stretches from Haverford Avenue to Market Street in some areas. It is named for the a large creek which was culverted into a sewer in the 19th century.

The neighborhood was formerly home to Mill Creek Apartments, a public housing project designed by Louis Kahn in the early 1950s. Its three 17-story high rise project towers were demolished in 2002 and replaced with suburban-style low-rise houses, a development named Lucien Blackwell Homes after the congressman.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN MILL CREEK

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

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