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Poplar is a neighborhood in Lower North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The area is located between Spring Garden and Northern Liberties. Located in ZIP code 19122 and area codes 215, 267, and 445, Poplar is a fantastic area to visit or reside in.


Poplar, PA, was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians, the indigenous people of Northern Woodlands. Today, Poplar is an urban area and is popularized for its residential features, luxury apartments, and variety of restaurants.

Before Poplar was the area we know it as today, it consisted of mainly single-family row homes. During the Great Depression (1929-1933), the area was drastically impacted, leaving it nearly run-down in the late 1930s.

To revive the area, Richard Allen Homes, a public housing project, replaced the former town and provided work that attracted citizens to the area for wartime production.

For several decades Richard Allen Homes was the only aspect the area had to offer. Unfortunately, due to deterioration in the homes and a lack of properly planned spaces, Poplar became an area for crime and became notorious for crime and drug trafficking in the 1970s and 1980s.

However, in the years following, Poplar was able to rebuild and Cambridge Plaza (1957), a modern public housing project. Soon Polar was comprised of two 248-unit, high-rise towers, and 124 low-rise townhouses.

Today, Poplar is home to approximately 17, 147 residents and consists of a number of notable historic locations.


Poplar offers visitors and residents a variety of attractions some of the most notable include,

The Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church

  • Located at 817 N 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, the beautiful church was founded in 1917. The church intends to offer all visitors a fulfilling spiritual environment and has retained traditions from their parish ancestors. The church is well known for its stunning architecture and stained glass windows.

The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art

  • Located at 615 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, the museum opened in 1975 and continues to host two to three exhibitions per year. The museum is known for its intimate experience with informed tour guides and helpful staff.

The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

  • Located at 830 N Franklin St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, the cathedral opened in 1966 and was the second cathedral opened in the city for Ukrainian Catholics. Within the cathedral, you will find items related to Ukranian Catholicism, such as the iconostases, an altar, the royal doors, and pictures of Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1979.

The German Society of Pennsylvania

  • Located at 611 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, the non-profit organization is the oldest German-American organization in the United States (opened in 1764). The society's membership is open to any person interested in the German culture or language.

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Date Published: June 16, 2021
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