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About Lower Moyamensing

Lower Moyamensing is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is bounded by Snyder Avenue to the north, South 7th Street to the east, Oregon Avenue to the south and South Broad Street to the west. Before it was annexed by the City of Philadelphia in 1854, the area was part of the Moyamensing Township. Today, the neighborhood is known for its factory buildings, 19th-century rowhouses and variety of restaurants. It has a population of 19,116 people. According to, Lower Moyamensing is the 65th best neighborhood to live in Philadelphia. 62% of its residents own their homes. The median value of a house in Lower Moyamensing is $159,334. The median rent price is $1,113.

South Philadelphia High Schoool

South Philadelphia High School is a high school in Lower Moyamensing. Located at the intersection of Snyder Avenue and Broad Street, it was established in 1907 by the Philadelphia School District as the Southern Manual Training High School for boys. Today, it serves students from grades 9 through 12 and has a population of 643 students. There is a student-to-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. Based on state test scores, 12 % of its students are proficient in reading and 8% are in math. The public high school has an overall Niche grade of a C and a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10.

Marconi Plaza

Marconi Plaza is an urban park in Lower Moyamensing. Its name is a recognition of the 1900s cultural identity of Italian-American neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Situated on Oregon Avenue and bisected by Broad Street, it is within the Sports Complex Special Services District. The design of the 19-acre Roman-style square park is strongly influenced by renowned architect Paul Philippe Cret. It was created in 1914 and features a bronze statue of Guglielmo Marconi and a marble statue of Christopher Columbus. In 2020, in the aftermath of the greater Black Lives Matter movement and the George Floyd protest, the Columbus statue was a target for vandalism and was sanctioned to be removed. In 2021, a Philadelphia judge ruled that the controversial statue could continue to be displayed in the park because the city's efforts to remove it were not supported by law or sufficient evidence.

In terms of recreational purposes, the urban park provides amenities like a baseball and softball field, playground, and paved paths for walking, jogging and running. It is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. During lunchtime or in the afternoons, the plaza is the perfect plaza to relax or have a picnic.

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