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Rudolph Blankenburg School in Mill Creek, June 2010
Rudolph Blankenburg School in Mill Creek, June 2010
Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia County
City Philadelphia
Area code(s) Area code 215

Mill Creek is a neighborhood in the West Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It sits between 44th and 52nd Streets north of Market Street and south of Girard Avenue. It is named for the eponymous creek which was buried in a pipe in the 19th century.

In 1961, the sewer collapsed, taking homes with it.

The neighborhood was formerly home to Mill Creek Apartments, a public housing project designed by Louis Kahn in the early 1950s. Its three 17-story highrise project towers were demolished in 2002 and replaced with suburban-style low-rise houses, a development named Lucien Blackwell Homes after the congressman.

The Rudolph Blankenburg School, the Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School, and Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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