Hill Historic District
But there are other neighborhood commercial centers that are embarking on a historic preservation based revitalization strategy. In 1997 five Philadelphia neighborhoods were selected to participate as National Main Street programs. Main Street is a commercial revitalization strategy now at work in some 1300 communities across the country. Originally developed for smaller town downtowns, Main Street has been adapted for urban neighborhood use with programs operating in Boston, San Diego, Chicago and other major metropolitan areas.
One of the Philadelphia Main Street Programs is Frankford in Northeast Philadelphia. With the business and residential community working together Frankford Main Street is already seeing positive changes.
Frankford is using the restoration of its historic buildings to restore the economic life of its community.
from Economic Benefits of Preserving Philadelphia's Past, a study
conducted by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Used
by permission. The full study is available from the The Preservation Alliance,
Sixteen Sixteen Walnut Street, Phila., PA 19103
and Written By:
Patricia Wilson Aden
Copyright 1998 by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. This material may not be reproduced, including electronically, without the written consent of the Preservation Alliance.
was produced by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. The
Preservation Alliance actively promotes the appreciation, protection,
and revitalization of the Philadelphia region's historic buildings, communities,