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Girard Avenue, Fishtown

Girard Avenue, 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 Center City skyline can be seen from Girard Avenue, one of the neighborhood’s main streets.

Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Neighborhoods & Towns, Skylines

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