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Norris Square

    • Columbia Singing Society | © Bob Bruhin

From 'Main Street Modernism' to common fabric: 19 sites considered for historic designation

From prime examples of “Main Street Modernism” to common neighborhood rowhouse blocks, the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s committee on designation recommended last week that 19 properties be added to the Philadelphia Register…

    • Learning Landscapes: Play Structure | Story Structure, Ground Reconsidered Landscape Architecture (lead)

Designers compete to put play into Philadelphia’s public spaces

“I’ve recently started to see public spaces in the eyes of children,” said Alexa Bosse, an architect and mother of three-year old twins. “It’s surprising how little opportunities for being outside…

    • rowhouses that replaced St. Boniface church on Diamond Street

Spotted: Rowhouses that replaced St. Boniface and Ruffin Nichols AME churches

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. In the course of one day I spotted two sets of rowhouses that replaced historic churches in Poplar and Norris Square.…



The Norris Square area of West Kensington is bordered by West Berks Street to the south and West Dauphin Street to the north, North 5th Street to the west and North Front Street to the east. The neighborhood takes its name from Norris Square Park, which was land that was granted to Isaac Norris by William Penn. The park was created by Norris' heirs in the 1840s as a public green.


Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Norris Square Civic Association


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