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Packer Park

    • 4th + Callowhill: view from north | Cecil Baker, Studio Bryan Hanes - CDR presentation Oct. 2016

Design committee disappointed in Housing Authority HQ, mixed reviews for Center City, East Falls, Packer Park developments

Tuesday’s Civic Design Review (CDR) committee marked the longest single session in the board’s history, clocking in at well over four hours. Of the seven projects considered three were asked to…

    • Dan Keating in front of Keating's casino comparison chart

Wynn Philadelphia project manager: Here's why we're the best bet

The differences between Wynn Philadelphia and the five other groups jousting for Philadelphia's remaining casino license boils down to where their customers would come from, how they would get to the…

    • The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Some - including a SugarHouse consultant - say no to proposed casinos

Two representatives of South Philadelphia community groups urged the Pennsylvania State Gaming Control Board not to award a casino license to any of the three applicants who would build near the…



Packer Park, Named after William Fisher Packer, the former governor of Pennsylvania, is a Neighborhood in South Philadelphia. The neighborhood spans from Broad Street to 20th Street and from Packer Avenue to Pattison Avenue. The area is still referred to as a “park,” even after the grassy area that once covered the land was developed in 1950. The area was originally settled by New Swedish settlers. The area’s Swedish heritage can still be seen in the American Swedish Historical Museum on the southern border of the neighborhood. This community soon became inhabited largely by second generation Italian Americans and remains an Italian American neighborhood today. Unlike many Philly neighborhoods, Packer Park utilizes cul-de-sacs instead of row houses to emphasize the neighborhood's parks while also creating off street parking, such as driveways. Packer Park is one of four Philadelphia residential neighborhoods in the Sports Complex Special Services District and is home to The Novacare Complex, a sporting complex owned by the Philadelphia Eagles.
American Swedish Historical Museum
The American Swedish Historical Museum is the oldest Swedish-American museum in the United States.


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