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ABOUT TIOGA

Tioga, in combination with Nicetown, is an neighborhood in Upper North Philadelphia. The area spans from Wingohocking Street to the north, Roberts Avenue to the east, Allegheny Avenue in the south, and Broad Street in the west. Tioga was named after the Native American word for the place where a stream or river forks in two different directions. The town name of Nicetown was named for a family of early settlers with the last name of “Neiss,” which got shortened and Americanized to “Nice." Between the years of 1700 and 1850, the areas of Tioga and Nicetown consisted mostly of rural farmland, which served as a passage between Germantown and Philadelphia. By 1854, Tioga and Nicetown moved within the Philadelphia city limits. During World War II, the area experienced its first economic and industrial boom in conjunction with the rest of Philadelphia. By the 1950s, the area seemed to have peaked economically, falling prey to the infamous “White Flight,” leaving many buildings abandoned and businesses destroyed. Today Tioga and Nicetown continue to fight against the current predicament of drug abuse and crime with involved citizens and active community organizations.


RESOURCES

Nicetown Community Development Corporation

Nicetown- Tioga Wikipedia Page

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