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Point Breeze

    • 1300 block of S. Chadwick Street - New OCF homes on left

Zoning board rejects two Point Breeze housing proposals

The Zoning Board of Adjustment denied a request for variances for the second phase of a housing development on the 1300 block of S. Chadwick Street in Point Breeze on Tuesday…

    • Proposed development at 2012-2020 Wharton Street, rendering from JKR Partners

Major market-rate housing proposal concerns residents of Point Breeze

The future of Philadelphia is being negotiated in Point Breeze. On Tuesday, tensions were reportedly high in the South Philadelphia neighborhood, where voters were deciding the outcomes of dozens of contested…

    • The 19th Street Baptist Church's serpentine cladding is just one of the building's preservation problems.

Planning for a new day at 19th Street Baptist Church

“I bring enthusiasm, I bring passion,” were 19th Street Baptist’s new pastor Rev. Wilbur Winborne’s words at a February 8th meeting of the congregation with students from PennDesign. Students from the…

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ABOUT POINT BREEZE

Point Breeze, named after the Point Breeze amusement park, is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia. Point Breeze extends from Washington Ave. to Moore Street and from Broad Street to 25th Street. The area was once home to the Point Breeze Amusement Park, a small amusement park which boasted the largest carousel in America in 1906. The amusement park also featured beautiful white washed pavilions with a view right onto the Delaware River. The park was later demolished to make room for the Western Power Plant and since has been redeveloped for further industrial use. Today the area is attempting to reform its streets after being overrun with drugs and crime. At the head of the area's reconstruction is Universal Companies, an organization determined to revive South Philadelphia’s blighted areas. Universal Companies plan to build over 2,000 homes in the area and have even developed a charter school in the area. The Point Breeze Performing Arts Center also has faith in the area as they continue to welcome new students like they have for almost 30 years.




RESOURCES 

Point Breeze Performing Arts Center

Point Breeze Pioneers 

South Philly Review on Point Breeze




South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S.
The Point Breeze neighborhood suffered from abandonment and population decline throughout the mid 20th century.

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