Philaplace is our place–especially Southwark and NoLibs


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has started up a sort of Philadelphia historical wiki site called, featuring text, audio and video stories about Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. The first neighborhoods on the site are Old Southwark and Northern Liberties–two of Philadelphia’s oldest immigrant and working-class neighborhoods. I see that the Crane Arts Center and around the corner the Al Aqsa Islamic Society are already up there. I guess the neighborhood definitions are loose! So if you have content–personal and historical- to contribute about those neighborhoods, check out the site and put it in. Other neighborhoods to come.

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