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Callowhill

Close to major teaching hospitals, this area is great for apartments, lofts, and a neighborhood feel for those who want city-living just north of City Hall and the Convention Center.

At a Glance

BOUNDARIES

Located within the vicinity of Callowhill Street, between Vine Street, Spring Garden Street, Broad Street and 8th Street.

TRANSPORTATION

Bike lanes along 13th and Spring Garden Street, SEPTA's Broad Street line.

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Overview

Callowhill is somewhat less populated than the surrounding areas, mostly due to its geography and proximity to large buildings such as the Philadelphia Free Library.

Prior to becoming its current, quietly residential and commercial area, the Callowhill region was a hot bed of industrial activity. One of the original manufacturing companies of locomotives in the country, The Baldwin Locomotive Company, operated a massive factory in the neighborhood that employee large numbers of laborers. As the city changed the factory was moved, and today only a long, deep viaduct marks the transportation history that took place there.

Today the it is a quiet and wide open place leading on the one hand up to the shops and restaurants of the Spring Garden and Fairmount areas and on the other hand down to Logan Square with its majestic public buildings.

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