Neighborhood Profile: PENNSPORT

  History:  According to the Genealogy of Philadelphia County Subdivisions, Pennsport was originally part of Moyamensing Township. Most of the area north of present-day Mifflin Street was included in the Southwark District from 1794 until the consolidation of Philadelphia in 1854. At that point, it was mostly contained in the First Ward. The First and Second Wards ran […]

Philadelphia Food Truck Finder

(Taken from Philadelphia’s ever-expanding food truck scene is clearly having a moment. Not only are more awesome trucks rolling in every week, but new food truck gathering spots seem to be popping up just as quickly! So, just as we wanted to help you stay current on some of the best food trucks in […]

Neighborhood Profile: EAST OAK LANE

History:  Settled in 1683, East Oak Lane, located at “The Northern Gates of Philadelphia”, is William Penn’s first neighborhood- his first “Green Country Town.” Rich with history, gorgeous architecture, green space and cultural diversity, this neighborhood is truly a jewel in the crown of Philadelphia. Convenient to the newly restored Melrose Park Train station, Fernrock […]

Former church in Germantown to house school

This article quotes Elfant Wissahickon’s own Christopher Plant, REALTOR, who brokered the sale of the school: The sanctuary is gutted. The stained-glass windows, including two Tiffanys and two by Violet Oakley, are gone, safe in the arms of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The altar and reredos, carved from Caen stone in […]

Neighborhood Profile: PASSYUNK SQUARE

History:  Passyunk Square traces its roots to Colonial times, when Gen. George Washington housed many of his soldiers on the 800 and 900 blocks of Federal. Passyunk Avenue from Tasker to Broad got its start as an upscale shopping mecca. Restaurants, specialty food stores, pharmacies, furniture shops, clothing and shoe and jewelry stores dotted the avenue, […]

Neighborhood Profile: LAFAYETTE HILL

History:  Lafayette Hill is a small unincorporated community in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Lafayette Hill draws its name from the French General Marquis de Lafayette, who stayed there during the American Revolution.  Prior to general decampment from Valley Forge in the spring of 1778, George Washington dispatched an estimated 2200 troops under the command of Marquis de Lafayette to act as […]

Fourth of July in Philadelphia Filled with Many Exciting Options!

In case you may have forgotten, Philadelphia, our fair city, also happens to be the cradle of liberty and birthplace of America! That places it as THE go-to destination for Fourth of July fun! Each year, it seems there are more and more options for Independence Day excitement and this year is no exception. From […]

Neighborhood Profile: GIRARD ESTATE

History:  Girard Estate is named after Stephen Girard, whose South Philadelphia property was developed in the 1920s by the City of Philadelphia.  Girard’s country home was on a plot of land he named Gentilhommiere in what was formerly called Passyunk Township of Philadelphia County. He was likely the richest man in the United States when he died in 1831, […]