Angora History Angora was named after Ankara, a city in Turkey.  Robert and George Callaghan founded it in 1863 a...read more
Avenue of the Arts History The Avenue of the Arts is a section of Broad Street in Center City Philadelphia.  This...read more
Bartram Village History Bartram Village is home to America’s oldest surviving botanical garden and arboretum, wh...read more
Bella Vista 19148 (215/267) History Italian for "beautiful sight", Bella Vista is a neighborhood located in South ...read more
Brewerytown History The earliest record of Brewerytown is from a series of maps from the 1860s that depict several...read more
Chestnut Hill History Chestnut Hill was once part of a German settlement that was laid out by Francis Daniel Pasto...read more
Chinatown History Chinatown in Philadelphia is known for being one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of its kind i...read more
East Passyunk Square History Located in South Philadelphia, East Passyunk Square is known as the oldest Italian-A...read more
Fairmount/ Art Museum History Fairmount, also known as the "Art Museum Area", derives its name from the distinguis...read more
Germantown History On October 6th, 1683, German settlers, thirteen Quaker and Mennonite families from Krefeld, Ger...read more
Girard Estates History What was once the country home of Stephen Girard is now one of the quaint residential areas...read more
Southwest Center City/ Graduate Hospital 19146 (215/267) History Southwest Center City, also known as Graduate Hos...read more
Gray's Ferry History The Gray's Ferry neighborhood of Philadelphia became developed due to its many bridges and ra...read more
Northern Liberties History The area that is now known as Northern Liberties was first inhabited by the Lenni Lanape ...read more
Old City History Old City is America's most historic square mile.  It is a neighborhood in Center City and apart ...read more
Pennsport 19147 (215/267) History Considered to be one of the oldest districts in South Philadelphia, Pennsport ha...read more
Philadelphia County General Description History Philadelphia is a city rich with American history and heritage.  ...read more
Point Breeze and West Passyunk History Since it’s beginnings, Point Breeze and West Passyunk Aveneue have been k...read more
Queen Village 19147 (215/267) History Before being known as Queen Village, this region was a part of “New Sweden...read more
Society Hill History As a neighborhood in Philadelphia's Center City district, Society Hill has a very special pla...read more
Spring Garden History Closely boarding the northern area of Center City Philadelphia, Spring Garden was once origi...read more
Strawberry Mansion History Strawberry Mansion derived its name by being home to a restaurant down for its strawber...read more
University City History University City in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is home to some of Pennsylvania's most prest...read more
Washington Square 19107 (215/267) History Washington Square, the park located in the Washington Square neighborhoo...read more