World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Juniata, Philadelphia

Neighborhood of Philadelphia
The entrance of Erie-Torresdale along Erie and Kensington Avenues in Juniata.
The entrance of Erie-Torresdale along Erie and Kensington Avenues in Juniata.
Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia County
City Philadelphia
Area code(s) Area code 215

Juniata (also known as Juniata Park) is a middle class, predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, which is a section of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Juniata is located south of the Juniata Golf Club in Tacony Creek Park. It is bordered to the northeast by Frankford, to the west by Feltonville, and to the south by Harrowgate and Port Richmond. The neighborhood is bordered by G Street to the west, Juniata Park to the north, Tacony Creek to the east, and by SEPTA rail tracks to the south. Juniata shares the ZIP code of 19124 with the nearby neighborhood of Frankford.


  • History 1
  • Facilities and infrastructure 2
  • Schools 3
  • Churches 4
  • Recreation 5
  • Population 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Prior to the 1920s, Juniata Park was mostly farmland. Nicetown Lane ran generally west to east from near the line of B St. and Erie Avenue through to the present-day Pike Street and Frankford Avenue. Powder Mill Lane ran from the present-day Wingohocking Street in Frankford southwest to Nicetown Lane, near the intersection of L and Lycoming Sts. I Street, from Ramona Avenue west, was called Fisher's Lane and ran generally through the west side of the Tacony Creek to the intersection of Harrowgate Lane, near the present day H Street and Ramona Avenue. Harrowgate Lane ran generally south and southeast into Harrowgate to the present day Atlantic Street, ending at Frankford Avenue.

The first row homes were built in Juniata Park, near Castor Avenue and Luzerne Street, in the mid-1920s. The western area of Juniata, around I and Cayuga Sts., was developed in the 1950s.

Facilities and infrastructure

The Market–Frankford Line elevated train stops in the neighborhood at the Erie-Torresdale Station, located at the intersection of Kensington, Erie, and Torresdale Avenues.

The Juniata News, the neighborhood's weekly community newspaper, was first published in July 1934.

Most of the neighborhood's retail and commercial establishments are situated along Kensington, Castor, Hunting Park, and Erie Avenues.

In 1935, the Carl Mackley Houses (now Apartments) were constructed on the block bounded by Castor Avenue, Bristol, M, and Cayuga Streets.


  • Hopkinson Elementary School
  • Holy Innocents Area Catholic Elementary Catholic School
  • Juniata Park Academy
  • St. Lucys school for the blind
  • Community Academy of Philadelphia CS


  • Bethel Chapel Church, K and Lycoming Sts.
  • Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church, 1337 E. Hunting Park Ave.
  • Holy Spirit United Methodist, 1441 E. Hunting Park Ave.
  • Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church, M and Luzerne Streets
  • African Orthodox Church, 1326 E. Hunting Park Ave.
  • New Apostolic Church, K and Cayuga Sts.
  • Vietnamese Alliance Church, 931 E. Lycoming St.


In the 1960s and 1970s, its two playgrounds, green acres around the golf course, and a small stables at K Street and East Sedgley Avenue served as a great escape for kids in the surrounding neighborhoods who would walk or ride their bikes to it for a small touch of country in the city.

The Juniata municipal golf course, designed by Ed Ault in 1930, is an 18-hole, par-66 course that features the Frankford Creek as a water hazard in six of its holes.


The population is 13,617. When largely built in the 1920s and 1930s, Juniata Park had a mixed population, largely German-American, with German bakeries and delicatessen/grocery stores, and Jewish grocery and drug stores. The neighborhood was known as a heavily unionized area.

Over the past twenty years, Juniata transitioned from a predominantly working class Irish American community to a largely middle class Puerto Rican and Dominican community.[1] As of 2010, the neighborhood was 59.6% Hispanic, 18.1% White, 14.5% Black, and 7.7% Asian and other. Like much of the a city's Lower Northeast neighborhoods, Juniata's crime rate has generally risen over the past decade; theft and vandalism are all too common in certain pockets of the neighborhood.


  1. ^ [1]

External links

  • Juniata Action Committee
  • Home Page
  • Juniata Golf Club, Fairmount Park Commission
  • Juniata Park Older Adult Center
  • Neilson Street Home Page

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.