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    • Morning playtime after breakfast before Summer at the Courtyard programs begin | Michael Bixler, Hidden City

Queen Villagers work toward neighborhood integration by organizing around kids

In Queen Village there’s a rare attempt to bridge community divides between affluent residents and tenants of an affordable housing complex through summer programs for neighborhood kids, support for public schools,…

    • 601 Christian

Developers discovering underused zoning bonus for fresh food markets

When we last left the triangle lot at 601 Christian Street in January, the Zoning Board of Adjustment had rejected a variance request from developers Dan Rosin and Rafi Licht for…

    • Historic Building Elevation Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Source: PHMC, Jeremy Young

Philadelphia to be first big city with disaster plan to protect historic buildings

In a city whose identity is so closely associated with its historic sites, the effects of climate change and storms like Katrina and Sandy pose nightmare scenarios. What would Philadelphia be…

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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. 


RESOURCES

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

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