Help

Washington Square

Washington Square

Washington Square, PA Real EstateWashington Square, originally designated in 1682 as Southeast Square, is an open-space park in Center City Philadelphia’s Southeast quadrant and one of the five original planned squares laid out on the city grid by William Penn’s surveyor, Thomas Holme. It is part of both the Washington Square West and Society Hill neighborhoods. In 2005, the National Park Service took over ownership and management of Washington Square, through an easement from the City of Philadelphia. Washington Square is now part of Independence National Historical Park.

During the 18th century, the Square was used to graze animals and for burials by city’s African American community and as a potter’s field, much like the park of the same name in New York’s Greenwich Village. During the Revolutionary War, the square was used as a burial ground for citizens and troops from the Colonial army.

After the Revolution, victims of the city’s yellow fever epidemics were interred here, and the square was used for cattle markets and camp meetings. Improvement efforts began in 1815, as the neighborhoods around the square were developed and became fashionable. In 1825, the park was named Washington Square in tribute to George Washington and a monument to Washington was proposed. This monument was never built but served as the seed for the eventual tribute to soldiers of the Revolutionary War. The Curtis Building sits to the north of the park, a remnant of Philadelphia’s publishing industry.

Washington Square was the site of the first human flight in the Americas in 1793 when Jean Pierre Blanchard ascended in his hot-air balloon from the Walnut Street Jail.

 

source: wikipedia.org


Most Recent Homes for Sale in Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pa

1226 RODMAN ST
$874,500 
1226 RODMAN ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,818 sqft
Courtesy of Jeffrey Wright, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
1238 RODMAN ST
$640,000 
1238 RODMAN ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,235 sqft
Courtesy of Betsy Cohen, BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford
1028 IRVING ST
$425,000 
1028 IRVING ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
870 sqft
Courtesy of Bradley Button, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
221 S SARTAIN ST
$335,000 Price reduced from $339,900 (-$4,900)
221 S SARTAIN ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
735 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
1326-42 SPRUCE ST #1206
$318,900 Price reduced from $324,900 (-$6,000)
1326-42 SPRUCE ST #1206
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
897 sqft
Courtesy of Reid Rosenthal, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
1035 SPRUCE ST #204
$250,000 Price reduced from $265,000 (-$15,000)
1035 SPRUCE ST #204
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
864 sqft
Courtesy of Jeffrey Block, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
1324 LOCUST ST #1526
$126,900 
1324 LOCUST ST #1526
PHILADELPHIA, PA

0 Bed, 1/0 Bath
388 sqft
Courtesy of Eugenia Ritvin, BHHS Fox & Roach-Jenkintown
1324 LOCUST ST #909
$119,000 
1324 LOCUST ST #909
PHILADELPHIA, PA

0 Bed, 1/0 Bath
318 sqft
Courtesy of Eugenia Ritvin, BHHS Fox & Roach-Jenkintown
1324 LOCUST ST #506
$114,900 Price reduced from $117,000 (-$2,100)
1324 LOCUST ST #506
PHILADELPHIA, PA

0 Bed, 1/0 Bath
317 sqft
Courtesy of Kristopher Barillas, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
1324 LOCUST ST #625
$99,000 
1324 LOCUST ST #625
PHILADELPHIA, PA

0 Bed, 1/0 Bath
320 sqft
Courtesy of Eugenia Ritvin, BHHS Fox & Roach-Jenkintown
242 S 8TH ST #4
$3,000 
242 S 8TH ST #4
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
Courtesy of Susan Lauterborn, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
33 S 11TH ST #3
$2,295 Price reduced from $2,400 (-$105)
33 S 11TH ST #3
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,100 sqft
Courtesy of Nathan Naness, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
33 S 11TH ST #2
$2,095 Price reduced from $2,200 (-$105)
33 S 11TH ST #2
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,100 sqft
Courtesy of Nathan Naness, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
1324 LOCUST ST #605
$1,625 
1324 LOCUST ST #605
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
711 sqft
Courtesy of Sean Kaplan, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
318 S FAWN ST
$1,595 Price reduced from $1,675 (-$80)
318 S FAWN ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
640 sqft
Courtesy of Brian Stetler, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
1324 LOCUST ST #1101
$1,395 Price reduced from $1,495 (-$100)
1324 LOCUST ST #1101
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 2/0 Baths
719 sqft
Courtesy of John Featherman, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
935 LOMBARD ST #203
Courtesy of John Brown, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
1324 LOCUST ST #1231
$1,100 
1324 LOCUST ST #1231
PHILADELPHIA, PA

0 Bed, 1/0 Bath
403 sqft
Courtesy of Dawn Secreto, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC 1818 Rittenhouse
1324 LOCUST ST #312
$1,050 
1324 LOCUST ST #312
PHILADELPHIA, PA

0 Bed, 1/0 Bath
342 sqft
Courtesy of Nathan Naness, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
1324 LOCUST ST #1114
$1,025 
1324 LOCUST ST #1114
PHILADELPHIA, PA

0 Bed, 1/0 Bath
382 sqft
Courtesy of Jeffrey Block, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pa School Rankings (FAQ)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

WASHINGTON SQUARE No Rating
PENNSYLVANIA 2 out of 5

Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pa School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

Niche Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

WASHINGTON SQUARE
No rating submitted
PENNSYLVANIA
Ratings provided by SchoolDigger.com

Neighborhoods Near Washington Square

Information Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright © 2015 Onboard Informatics.