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Point Breeze

    • Point Breeze | Credit: Neal Santos, © National Trust for Historic Preservation

Bill to ban new 3-story homes in Point Breeze, Grays Ferry introduced by Councilman Johnson

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has introduced a bill that would make it easier to build new homes and taller buildings in some sections of Point Breeze and Grays Ferry, while making…

    • Developer Steven Brown, who said his intention was to preserve the mural, said the building was on the verge of collapse.

A cherished mural falls victim to Philadelphia redevelopment

Driving by 20th and Fernon streets, Darryl Roberts thought the mural looked like something was missing. But he didn’t pay much attention. It was early evening, and he figured the sun had…

    • Garnet Street resident Alison Stohr introduces Betty Beaufort during a rally in front of Beaufort's home

In ongoing fight over Smith School site, RCOs get an F from both neighbors and the developer

Friday afternoon, around 30 Point Breeze residents gathered on the 1300 block of Garnet Street to air recriminations aimed at the developer converting the former Smith School site into nearly 100…

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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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