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    • Night Market is back for the season, starting out in Northern Liberties Thursday night.

Night Market returns, hungry for more neighborhood delights

We’re officially entering fair-weather street festival season and last week The Food Trust announced its four Night Market locations for the year.  This year Night Market will bring its caravan of…

    • Red Doors | Phillytrax, EOTS Flickr Pool

Spring restoration workshops for homeowners

Live in an old house with wood windows that need some TLC? Wondering how to make your old house more energy-efficient? The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s homeowner workshops return this…

    • Lancaster Avenue

People's Emergency Center extends support with Neighborhood Advisory Committee

The active People’s Emergency Center (PEC) in West Philadelphia has taken on yet another role. Last April the Office of Housing and Community Development put out a call for Neighborhood Advisory…

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ABOUT POWELTON VILLAGE

Powelton, also known as Powelton Village, is a neighborhood in West Philadelphia. This area is bounded by Spring Garden Street to the north, Market Street to the south, 32nd Street in the east, and 44th Street in the west. At the end of the 17th century, a Welshman named William Powel purchased land in Blockley Township, then an area outside of Philadelphia. At the end of the 18th century, the Powel family purchased 96 acres surrounding the original property and named it Powelton. In the early 19th century, this area began to develop into a fashionable suburb of Philadelphia. A large amount of twin Victorian houses were built here in the 1850s by wealthy residents of Philadelphia, and many of the structures still stand. With the invention of electric street cars at the end of the 19th century, more middle class families moved away from the center of the city into its outer neighborhoods, which included Powelton. During this time, the neighborhood was very diverse yet also very unified. In the mid 20th century, the area suffered from an economic crisis. But since the 1960s, the area has been steadily recovering. The neighborhood was registered by the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Today the neighborhood has a predominately white, middle class population, the majority of whom are local college students.


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Spiral Q Puppet Theater
Spiral Q Puppet Theater was founded as a shadow puppet theater, staging performances at local benefits and events.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN POWELTON VILLAGE

  • Aug 21, 2014
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