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    • Abigail Vare Elementary School

Maryland developers see opportunity in Philly's institutional shells

A group of real estate investors from Bethesda, Maryland, are betting big on Philadelphia schools—the closed ones, anyway. In the next few months, Concordia Group expects to close on a deal…

    • AAA rendering for proposed Columbus Ave. store

Court hears arguments about AAA auto-repair facility on the Delaware waterfront

Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas heard arguments on Friday regarding the development of a controversial AAA auto-repair facility on the Delaware River waterfront. The proposal is controversial because the master plan…

    • Mt. Sinai Hospital, Pennsport | PhillyTrax on Flickr

Rancor rises over redevelopment of Mt. Sinai hospital

Will Collins says he’s never encountered something like this, not in his 25 years as a real estate developer. He’s disappointed. He’s hurt. Frankly, he feels betrayed. And he says his…

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ABOUT PENNSPORT

Pennsport, considered one of the oldest areas in Philadelphia, is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia. This neighborhood stretches from 4th Street to the Delaware River and from Snyder Avenue to Washington Avenue. Pennsport played a vital role during colonial times as a bustling port, transporting goods down the Delaware River to other riverside communities and settlements. Pennsport remained an important area throughout the Revolutionary War, housing an encampment site for Union soldiers in Jefferson Square Park. The community’s waterfront continued to play a vital role during World War II, enlisting numerous longshoremen to work long hours making and shipping materials for soldiers fighting overseas. Because of Pennsport’s history and importance throughout the nation’s development, the area has accumulated a diverse network of architectural landmarks. Many residential houses can be dated back to as early as 1815. The area is also recognized for its annual Mummers Parade on New Years Day. Today Pennsport is one of the most desired residential neighborhoods along the river, with residents who pride themselves on being laid back and approachable. 


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Pennsport Civic Association

South Philly Review on Pennsport


One of two fortifications built in 1747, the Association Battery was located at the foot of Wharton Street, with 27 cannons aimed out over the Delaware River to stop any French and Spanish privateers
There was once an island right off Center City where Philadelphians went to bathe and frolic.
The City constructed this building in 1976 to honor the tradition of Philadelphia Mummery, a New Years Day parade with roots dating back to pre-colonial Swedish and English settlers.

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