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    • Rendering of Bainbridge Green at 4th Street showing

New vision for public space at Bainbridge Green

Bainbridge Green, the parking-surrounded planted sliver in the middle of a wide stretch of Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th, is a leftover. The width is the legacy of a public…

    • Columbia Connector West of I-95, showing wolf and turkey

Waterfront agency, advocacy group review projects

Both the Central Delaware Advocacy Group and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation spent much of their first meetings of 2014 reviewing the status of on-going waterfront projects. DRWC is the quasi-city…

    • Green stormwater management at Nebinger School, Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Water Department

Three schools to get green stormwater makeovers

As the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) looks ahead to the new year, one thing they will continue to work on is bringing stormwater management infrastructure to schools across the city. Over…

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ABOUT QUEEN VILLAGE

Queen Village, also known as Southwark, is a neighborhood in Central Philadelphia. Stretching from Front Street to 6th Street and from South Street to Washington Avenue, Queen Village was at the center of the commercial and ship building insdustries that made Philadelphia’s seaport one of the biggest in the young Americas colonies. Like other South Philadelphia neighborhoods, Queen Village was originally settled by the Swedes, and their influence in the area can still be seen today in street names such as Swanson, Christian, and Queen. While Queen Village is not very historically renowned, as seen etched into the exterior of a building “ON THIS SITE IN 1879, NOTHING HAPPENED!”, the area has recently seen an interest in the preservation of historical buildings. The area boasts a plethora of architectural diversity featuring houses from the 18th to 21st centuries. Today the community sits in an ideal part of town, sandwiched between cultural hotspots such as Independence Hall and the Delaware River Front. The area also features great shopping and food locations on the historic and scenic South Street. 


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Queen Village Neighbors Association 

South Street website

 
MLK Plaza is a mixed-income HOPE VI residential area along 13th Street in the Hawthorne neighborhood of Philadelphia.
 
The small houses at the intersection of Carpenter and Front Streets are some of the earliest surviving Philadelphia row houses outside of Society Hill.  These 18th century homes, originally occupied b

UPCOMING EVENTS IN QUEEN VILLAGE

  • May 3, 2014
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