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Trolley, Fishtown

Trolley, Fishtown

The Fishtown section of Philadelphia, located immediately northeast of Center City, was named for its former role as the center of the shad fishing industry on the Delaware River. While historically it has been a working-class neighborhood, in recent years it has experienced a regentrification, with housing redevelopment and the opening of upscale art, entertainment and dining establishments. The SEPTA #15 trolley, which hearkens back to the older days, still runs through Fishtown.

Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Neighborhoods & Towns, Tours & Transportation

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