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Point Breeze

    • 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…

    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

District Council members assign targets for affordable housing

Five members of City Council introduced bills on Thursday designating certain portions of their districts as “opportunity zones,” areas that will be targeted by Council President Darrell Clarke’s 1,500 Affordable Housing…

    • The uniform cornice lines of South 15th Street.

Blackwell drops height-limit bill; Council rezones for Comcast and Dranoff Hotel

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell said on Thursday that she won’t move forward with a bill that would prevent developers from building above two stories on blocks that are dominated by two-story buildings.…

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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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