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Pennsport

Philadelphia City, Philadelphia County, PA

The Pennsport neighborhood is best known by many for its association with the annual Mummers Day parade.

The neighborhood has a rich concentration of historically blue-collar families and Mummers' clubhouses. The biggest event of the year by far is the Mummers Parade and party on 2nd Street ("Two Street" to locals) each New Year's Day. After the parade advances through Center City, a huge party breaks out in the neighborhood, transforming it from a quiet residential area into the place to be. Concerts and revelry begin in earnest around sundown and go all night long.

Pennsport [2] is one of the earlier settled parts of Philadelphia. The area served as the residential source for the burgeoning port of Philadelphia and its related industries. Since the decline of these industries, the residents of Pennsport have broadened the source of their employment, and the businesses located in the area have tended toward food processing types. Pennsport was originally a good location for industry due to the proximity of the railroad.

Dickinson Square and Jefferson Square are located in the neighborhood.

The neighborhood is generally bounded by the bordered by the Delaware River to the east, 4th Street to the west, Washington Avenue to the north and Snyder Avenue to the south.

  1. www.visitphilly.com
  2. Pennsport Area Redevelopment Plan 1968, Philadelphia City Planning Commission.

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