Logan SquareLogan Square, also known as Logan Circle, is an open-space park in Center City Philadelphia’s northwest quadrant and one of the five original planned squares laid out on the city grid. The circle itself exists within the original bounds of the square; the names Logan Square and Logan Circle are used interchangeably when referring to the park. The park is the focal point of the eponymous neighborhood.

History

Originally called “Northwest Square,” the park had a somewhat gruesome history as a site of public executions and burial plots until the early Nineteenth Century. In 1825, it was renamed Logan Square after Philadelphia statesman James Logan.

logan SquareIn June 1864, temporary buildings were built on the square and it was the site of the Great Sanitary Fair, a 2-week exposition that raised US$1,046,859 to buy medicine and bandages for Union troops during the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln visited the fair.

Although the original bounds of  Logan Square—18th Street to the east, 20th Street to the west, Race Street to the south and Vine Street to the north—are still intact, the park today is distinguished by its circle, constructed in the 1920s as a segment of Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It was designed by Jacques Gréber, a French landscape architect who converted Logan Square into a circle similar to the oval of the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Philadelphia even modeled its Free Library and Family Court Building after the twin buildings of the Hôtel de Crillon.

Among the sites in its immediate vicinity of Logan Square are the Swann Memorial Fountain at the center of the circle, Free Library of Philadelphia, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, Moore College of Art and Design, and the Roman Catholic Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul.

Logan Square Boundaries

Logan Square’s boundaries for real estate purposes are Market Street to the North, Spring Garden Street to the South, Broad Street to the East, and the Schuylkill River to the West.


Property Listings in Logan Square

  1. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,230 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Sixpoint Realty LLC
  2. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  3. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,740 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  4. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  5. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  6. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,600 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,296 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  8. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 4,340 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Blue Bell
  9. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,666 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Listing with: RE/MAX Platinum
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,150 sq ft
    Listing with: Orens Brothers Real Estate Inc
  11. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,150 sq ft
    Listing with: Orens Brothers Real Estate Inc
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,697 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  13. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 932 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: PA RealtyWorks, LLC
  14. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,314 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,560 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  15. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 871 sq ft
    Year built: 1967
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  16. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,124 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  17. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,176 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: RE/MAX Eastern-Philadelphia-Grant Ave
  18. 0 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 410 sq ft
    Lot size: 42,688 sqft
    Year built: 1968
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth
  19. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Year built: 1967
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  20. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 605 sq ft
    Year built: 1966
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth

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(all data current as of 9/26/2017)

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