Passyunk Square, Philadelphia facts for kids
|Neighborhood of Philadelphia|
Geno's Steaks at 9th Street and Passyunk in South Philadelphia
|Area code(s)||Area code 215|
Passyunk Square is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia bounded by Broad Street to the west, 6th Street to the east, Tasker Street to the south and Washington Avenue to the north. Passyunk Square is bordered by the Bella Vista, Hawthorne, Central South Philadelphia, Wharton and Point Breeze neighborhoods. The neighborhood got its Lenape name from the 1800s Passyunk Township, Pennsylvania which named Passyunk Square Park, located between 12th, 13th, Reed and Wharton Streets. The park was eventually renamed Columbus Square Park, and subsequently the neighborhood became known as Columbus Square. Geoff DiMasi revived the Passyunk Square name when forming the Passyunk Square Civic Association in 2003.
- White - 68%; Black - 6%; Asian - 19%; Hispanic - 7%
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