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Philadelphia S Old Southwark District

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Author: Heather Gibson Moqtaderi
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 143964716X
Size: 15.17 MB
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Category : Photography
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Book Description: The area along the banks of the Delaware River originally known as Philadelphia’s Southwark District encompasses the present-day neighborhoods of Queen Village, Pennsport, and Dickinson Square West. Southwark’s deep history is tied to its relationship to the waterfront and the multitude of immigrant communities that settled its streets. The Washington Avenue Immigration Station, Southwark’s counterpart to Ellis Island, was a testament to the waves of immigrants reaching America’s shores in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the immigrants who stayed in Philadelphia found inexpensive housing in Southwark and employment along the waterfront. Today, the neighborhoods of old Southwark continue to embrace diversity. Many of the area’s historic houses still stand alongside newly built homes. While the construction of high-volume roadways cut off the neighborhoods from the waterfront, new efforts are reconnecting Southwark to the river through improved access points and attractive waterfront recreation areas.


Philadelphia S Old Southwark District

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Author: Heather Gibson Moqtaderi and Mehron Moqtaderi
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467121789
Size: 66.99 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 127
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Book Description: The area along the banks of the Delaware River originally known as Philadelphia s Southwark District encompasses the present-day neighborhoods of Queen Village, Pennsport, and Dickinson Square West. Southwark s deep history is tied to its relationship to the waterfront and the multitude of immigrant communities that settled its streets. The Washington Avenue Immigration Station, Southwark s counterpart to Ellis Island, was a testament to the waves of immigrants reaching America s shores in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the immigrants who stayed in Philadelphia found inexpensive housing in Southwark and employment along the waterfront. Today, the neighborhoods of old Southwark continue to embrace diversity. Many of the area s historic houses still stand alongside newly built homes. While the construction of high-volume roadways cut off the neighborhoods from the waterfront, new efforts are reconnecting Southwark to the river through improved access points and attractive waterfront recreation areas."


The National Register Of Historic Places

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Size: 19.52 MB
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Category : Historic buildings
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: Contains descriptions of all properties added to the National Register through Dec. 31, 1974.


Public Ledger Almanacs

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Category : Almanacs, American
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The Peoples Of Philadelphia

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Author: John K. Alexander
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 301
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Book Description: Twelve articles study the problems of Philadelphia's ethnic groups and the degrading living conditions of the city's poor.