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Port Richmond Philadelphia History

zip code 19134 - Port Richmond 

Port Richmond, home of the award- winning Polish American String Band, and once a thriving industrial area, is bounded by Frankford Creek on the North, 1-95 and the Delaware Diver on the east, York Street on the south and Trenton Avenue on the west. To the northeast is Bridesburg, which shares its ethnic Polish roots with Port Richmond.

During the late 1800s, glass and textile businesses were located in Port Richmond. When steamboats came into use, the Reading Railroad transported coal to the area where it was delivered to steam ships. Port Richmond became a working class neighborhood where workers could walk to their job, and European immigrants arrived, initially from Poland and Lithuania. They were thrifty people who, before long, were able to purchase row homes, generally 12 feet wide by 24 feet long. They were heated by a coal-fired kitchen range and had a dirt basement. Later homes were 16 feet wide and contained a cement floor in the basements, as well as three bedrooms and a bath. Coal stoves in the cellar provided heat. Coal was bought by the bucket from local peddlers.

Port Richmond played an important part in shipping from the American Revolution until World War II. The nearby Cramp Shipyard provided jobs for workers who built battleships as early as the Spanish American War. At its peak, the shipyard employed 18,000 workers. During World War Two the local wharfs and docks handled war cargo.

Today, only a few marine services are available, but Port Richmond is a vibrant neighborhood with well-kept and refurbished homes, proud of its Polish and Lithuanian heritage, and increasingly home to a younger demographic. In addition, immigrants from Poland and other Slavic countries have found homes in the area. There are a number of Polish-speaking stores and restaurants, and the neighborhood’s strong commitment to its European roots is evidence by the soaring towers of St. Adalbert’s Church on Allegheny Avenue.

Port Richmond Philadelphia Homes for Sale

The average listing price for homes in Port Richmond is $118,000. There is a strong small-neighborhood feeling to the area and its proximity to Center City is a plus.

 

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