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The District of Southwark

Rich in American history, the city of Philadelphia and original surrounding area have evolved over centuries in intriguing and exciting ways. Neighborhoods are born and changed over the course of many years, and Southwark is one such locale. Arguably the oldest English Settlement in Philadelphia, it was originally deemed the “District of Southwark” by the city General Assembly on May 14, 1762, with the intention of connecting disparate communities in the immediate area to collaboratively approach challenges, including urban planning and street building.

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