Fitler Square

Fitler Square was named for late, 19th century Philadelphia mayor, Edwin Henry Fitler. The name “Fitler Square” describes the neighborhood surrounding the square, bounded roughly by 21st Street on the east, the Schuylkill River on the west, Locust Street on the north, and South Street on the south. To the east of this neighborhood is the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood; to the west is the neighborhood of University City, home to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University; to the south is Southwest Center City. Rich in art and culture, Fitler Square is home to the world famous Philadelphia Museum of Art and hosts concerts and festivals throughout the year. Additionally, Kelly Drive offers running and biking trails along the Schuylkill River.The Philadelphia School, a private institution, is located at 2501 Lombard Street and offers preschool through 8thgrade classes.Popular culinary destinations in Fitler Square include:Vernick Food & Drink (2031 Walnut St.), Barclay Prime (237 S. 18th St.) & Friday, Saturday, Sunday (261 S 21st).