Our Neighborhood

The Area served by the Society Hill Civic Association extends from the center line of Walnut Street to the center line of Lombard Street, and from the Delaware river bulkhead to the center line of Eighth Street. That area largely overlaps the Society Hill Historic District.

Society Hill is represented in Philadelphia City Council by the council member for the First District.
Phone: 215-686-3458

Our Neighborhood

The Area served by the Society Hill Civic Association extends from the center line of Walnut Street to the center line of Lombard Street, and from the Delaware river bulkhead to the center line of Eighth Street. That area largely overlaps the Society Hill Historic District.

Society Hill is represented in Philadelphia City Council by the council member for the First District.
Phone: 215-686-3458

 

Society Hill contains the largest concentration of 18th century and early 19th century buildings in the United States. It is also has historical significance as the first urban renewal era project based on preservation. The Post-World War II development of the neighborhood under the Urban Renewal Program included not only the rehabilitation of historic structures, but also the integration into the neighborhood fabric of new construction town houses, a limited number of strategically placed high-rise buildings, neighborhood serving retail, historic churches, expanded neighborhood schools, and landscaped open spaces.

History

Are you interested in the history of our neighborhood?

A recent essay in the online Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia provides a useful history of Society Hill from 1682 to the present, complete with photographs, a map, related readings, and suggestions for places to visit.

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Walking Tour Guide

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House & Garden Tour

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