A Look Into Hartranft, Pennsylvania

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The Neighborhood of Hartranft

Hartranft is a neighborhood within the central part of the North Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is on the border of the predominantly Hispanic eastern region of North Philadelphia and the predominantly Black central region of North Philadelphia. The area is bordered by York Street to the north, Front Street to the east, Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the south, and 6th Street to the west.


As of the 2010 census, Hartranft has a population of 15,883 people. It is racially made up of:

  • 49.6% Hispanic
  • 29.9% African American
  • 13% White
  • 7.5% Mixed or Other

Housing in the area was built around the 1940s. 65% of the residents in the neighborhood rent their homes. The median rent price for Hartranft is $822, and the median home value is $72,340.

Temple University

Temple University is a state-related public research university. It was founded by Russell Conwell, a Baptist minister, in 1884. From 1888 to 1907, it was named The Temple College of Philadelphia. On December 12, 1907, with its merger with the Philadelphia Dental College, the school was officially reincorporated as Temple University. In 1965, it became a Pennsylvania state-related university.

Temple University offers six campuses across the state and two international ones in Rome and Japan. Its main campus in Hartranft can be found on North Broad Street. It encompasses 163.58 acres of land and includes historical landmarks such as:

  • The Founder's Garden
  • The Bell Tower

The university offers over 500 degree programs in 15 schools and colleges and five professional schools. Its schools and colleges are Boyer College of Music and Dance, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, College of Public Health, College of Science and Technology, Fox School of Business, Klein College of Media and Communication, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, School of Theater, Film and Media Arts, Beasley School of Law, College of Education and Human Development, School of Social Work, School of Podiatric Medicine, Kornberg School of Dentistry, School of Sports, Tourism, and Hospitality Management, Foreign study, and Technology. The school has been classified as one of the "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity."

The Founder's Garden

The Founder's Garden is the main centerpiece for Temple University. Located at the heart of the school, the historic 1960s-era Modernist sunken garden was originally designed by notable landscape architect George Patton. Today, a 3.5 million-dollar reimagining led by Sikora Wells Appel updated the garden to include a new water feature, seating, lighting, paving and planting; yet still, keep its original design intent. The garden is the burial place of Russell Conwell and features a bust of Conwell to mark his grave. It also features a bronze statue of the university's mascot, an owl.

Penrose Recreation Center

Penrose Recreation Center is a two-acre site on West Susquehanna Avenue in Hartranft. Providing a recreational space for visitors and residents to the neighborhood, it provides amenities like:

  • A pool
  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • A playground

There is also a one-room multipurpose recreation building that includes a public computing center. Throughout the year, it is the host of a variety of youth and adult activities for the community. The recreation center is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Read on about a Short History of Fox Chase, PA.

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