Fairmount Art Museum Area

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The Art Museum area is between the Schuylkill River and Broad Street; and between Girard Avenue and Fairmount.  Officially known as the Fairmount section of the city, this area has been labeled the Art Museum Area do to its easy walking access to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin and Barnes Foundations, and the Franklin Institute making this neighborhood a showcase for famous artwork and exhibits in Philadelphia.

In addition to being a cultural center in the city, the Art Museum area has a large number of residential sections with most homes being built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  While many of the rowhomes showcase the red brick facades that are a very distinctive part of Philadelphia, the area is also host to several larger homes, the Bergdoll Mansion, the Stetson house and the homes of Vincent Fumo, which were built when Fairmount was still considered to be on the outskirts of the city.

The Art Museum neighborhood is considered to be one of the most scenic sections of the city, bordering on the river and alongside Fairmount Park, and with its natural dip in the land toward the river even smaller side streets have distinctive views.

Many young families are drawn to this area do to its proximity to both the city and the vast green areas of Fairmount Park.


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Data last updated: Oct 24, 2020 11:04:am.