Logan Square is a name given to the area that lies north of Market Street, south of Spring Garden Street, west of Broad Street, and east of the Schuylkill River. This area contains Penn Center and much of Philadelphia’s Central Business District. It is named for Logan Square, one of the five “squares”, or parks, central to William Penn‘s design for Philadelphia. The square itself, originally called Northwest Square, was named for James Logan, an eighteenth-century mayor of Philadelphia.The Logan Square neighborhood includes a number of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the Arch Street Presbyterian Church, Bell Telephone Company Building, Board of Education Building, Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Harris Building, Insurance Company of North America Building, Larkin-Belber Building, Francis McIlvain House, St. Clement’s Protestant Episcopal Church, and Wesley Building.Popular restaurants in Logan Square include: Doma Japanese Restaurant (1822 Callowhill St.), and The Dandelion (124 S. 18th St.) Schools: Friends Select Private PK-12 & Greenfield School.
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