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Logan Square
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Logan Circle sits at the heart of Logan Square.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Logan Circle sits at the heart of Logan Square.
Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia County
City Philadelphia
Area code(s) 215, 267 and 445

Logan Square is a neighborhood in Philadelphia. Bounded by Market Street on the south, Spring Garden Street on the north, Broad Street on the east, and the Schuylkill River on the west, it occupies the northwest quadrant of Center City. The square for which it is named is one of the five "squares", or parks, central to William Penn's design for Philadelphia. Originally called Northwest Square, it was renamed in honor of James Logan, an eighteenth-century mayor of Philadelphia.

Located here are a number of sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Arch Street Presbyterian Church, the Bell Telephone Company Building, the Board of Education Building, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, the Harris Building, the Insurance Company of North America Building, the Larkin–Belber Building, Logan Square, the Francis McIlvain House, St. Clement's Protestant Episcopal Church, the Inquirer Building, and the Wesley Building. Other notable sites are the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Barnes Foundation, the Franklin Institute, the Moore College of Art and Design, the Parkway Central Library, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Philadelphia Pennsylvania (Mormon) Temple, Matthias Baldwin Park, and the main campus of the Community College of Philadelphia.

Penn Center, Franklintown (now called the neighborhood of Baldwin Park on Nextdoor and by residents), and much of Philadelphia's central business district are located in Logan Square.


Residents are in the Albert M. Greenfield School catchment area for grades Kindergarten through eight; all persons assigned to Greenfield are zoned to Benjamin Franklin High School. Previously South Philadelphia High School was the neighborhood's zoned high school.

A panorama of Logan Square taken from the roof of City View Condominium (2001 Hamilton St.). Spring Garden runs along the left side; at center is the Cathedral Basilica, Logan Circle, and the Franklin Institute. 30th Street Station, to the far right across the river, is not part of Logan Square.

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