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    • A rendering of the $25 million Philadelphia Youth Basketball complex proposed for 36 acres of the Logan Triangle in North Philadelphia.

First step in plan to redevelop Logan Triangle: A $25m basketball complex

Philadelphia’s Redevelopment Authority has begun the process of transferring the southwest corner of the infamous Logan Triangle into private hands, a long-awaited step forward. The 36 acres in North Philadelphia west…

    • La Salle University is launching a bike share program in partnership with the company Spin. (Photo credit: Spin)

With launch of new system, La Salle pioneering dockless bike share in Philly

When students at La Salle University return to campus after a short break for Easter, waiting for them will be one hundred baskets — attached to brand-new bicycles.  Almost exactly three…

    • Little Wakefield, a Quaker house on La Salle's campus | Oscar Biesert

Little Wakefield and Wister House designated historic despite La Salle's protests

Jewelers’ Row wasn’t the only contentious case before the February Historical Commission meeting. Prior to the skirmish over Sansom Street, a series of nominations on La Salle University’s campus were sent…

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ABOUT LOGAN

Logan, named after the plantation that once called the area home, is a neighborhood in upper North Philadelphia. It’s bordered by Godfrey Avenue to the North, Wingohocking Street to the South, North Broad Street to the West and North Fairhill Street to the East. James Logan, a wealthy linguist who was appointed as William Penn’s secretary, owned the plantation and played a vital role in developing many cultural establishments within the city of Philadelphia. One of Logan’s biggest accomplishments was his public library, which in 1750 held an unparalleled 2,000 volumes of books. This neighborhood was one of the first suburbs in Philadelphia during the early 20th century. The neighborhood was not considered “urban” until 1928 when the first subway and streetcar lines were incorporated into the area. During the industrial revolution factories spread throughout the area, producing everything from pies to gum, the area saw a huge economic boom. However like most other areas in Philadelphia, deindustrialization and the “white flight” left many factories vacant. In recent years the area has developed a vibrant shopping and retail district located along Broad Street. Logan is primarily a residential community with a majority white population. One of the economic influences in the area generates from the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Upper Logan. Today the area cherishes its deeply rooted history and fights to protect not only their heritage but also their well being.

 

RESOURCES

Logan Redevelopment Plan [PDF]

Logan Neighborhood Wikipedia Article

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

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