Philadelphia neighborhoods: Here’s what we say they are. Do you agree?

September 17, 2018

Homes along St. Albans Place in Southwest Center City. Or, wait, is it Graduate Hospital? The area is one of many in the city where the name has evolved over time.

By Staff

Debating neighborhood names and boundaries in Philadelphia is a longtime tradition. And it isn’t always pretty.

When the Inquirer sought to create a map of the city in the 1980s, one staffer stormed out of the room amid a disagreement over which neighborhood he was born in. As journalist James Smart, who recalled that incident, said recently: “Everybody disagreed about everything.”

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