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    • Najaye Davis cleans signs after they are cut by a laser cutter. (Jonathan Wilson for WHYY)

As Baltimore Avenue changes, new signs honor ‘current history’

Brian Cirksey spent some time walking along Baltimore Avenue earlier this year, talking to people he encountered, and doing some soul searching about what made the popular Cedar Park thoroughfare a…

    • Hickman Temple AME Church, its facade reinforced and its doors open for its first Sunday service since April 2017.

Hickman Temple AME celebrates a win in the effort to preserve its historic church

Hickman Temple AME dominates the corner of 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. This block-long, century-old church of slate and stone is a neighborhood icon in Cedar Park, a…

    • Black Lives Matter sign posted on the front of Calvary United

How diversity saved a historic church in West Philly

Philadelphia’s neighborhoods are studded with hundreds of historic churches. But as attendance steadily declines, many of these religious buildings have fallen into disrepair. Some have been forced to become something else…

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ABOUT CEDAR PARK

Located north of Kingsessing, Cedar Park is bounded by 52nd Street to the east, Hazel Ave to the north, 46th Street to the west and the SEPTA rail tracks to the south. Originally outlying farmland, Cedar Park was built between 1850 and 1910 as a streetcar suburb. Its development as a suburb accelerated with the installation of horsecars in the 1850s and again with the arrival of electric trolley lines in 1892. Much of the historic Queen Anne-style architecture still exists.

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