Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphia Map

From its initial, colonial foundations as a sparsely populated farming hinterland to its dramatic postwar housing development after World War II, Northeast Philadelphia developed into a desirable destination for those seeking to improve their economic, social, and cultural standing within Philadelphia’s city boundaries. Stretching from Frankford in the lower Northeast to Somerton in the Far Northeast, its vast, geographic expanse has undergone dramatic spatial, economic, and racial transformations throughout its complex and still unfolding history.

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