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Streetviews: Q&A with Azavea's Robert Cheetham

For this week’s Streetviews Q&A we sat down with Robert Cheetham, founder of the civic minded geospatial and software firm Azavea, about the big opportunities ahead in open data as an…

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Historical Commission approves designation for art deco garage

The Historical Commission Friday agreed with the recommendation made by its Committee on Historic Designation that an art deco garage on Fairmount Avenue be designated historic. The 85-year-old structure, designed by…

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Congregation Rodeph Shalom is set to become a beacon on North Broad

The slow but certain rebirth of North Broad Street has seen some surprising transformations and inspired proposals.   A former auto showroom, and later a state office building, became luxury apartments…



Spring Garden is a neighborhood in Central Philadelphia. The area extends from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue and from Broad Street to the Schuylkill River. The area was originally known as the city’s “Victorian area" and was developed as residential housing for a newly emerging class of comparatively wealthy working class citizens. The area’s impressive Victorian architecture has for the most part been preserved thanks to efforts by the Philadelphia Historical Commission and members of the community. This neighborhood's civic association was developed in the 1960s to help fight off drugs and crime within the neighborhood. Since then, this neighborhood has remained a safe and well regarded area. Today Spring Garden boasts inexpensive historic housing as well as newly developed row houses and rental properties. 


Spring Garden Civic Association

The concept for John Fitch's paddle powered steamboat emanated from a dream. 
Going down the shore?
In the hey day of Philadelphia’s working waterfront, every pier was known for something. For Poplar Street, it was lumber.


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