Pennsport is a neighborhood in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia and home to a large working Irish American population and several Mummer clubs.
According to the Genealogy of Philadelphia County Subdivisions, Pennsport was originally part of Moyamensing Township. Most of the area north of present-day Mifflin Street was included in the Southwark District from 1794 until the consolidation of Philadelphia in 1854. At that point, it was mostly contained in the First Ward. The First and Second Wards ran east of Passyunk Avenue and were divided by Wharton St
Boundaries of Pennsport
Pennsport boundaries for real estate purposes are West of Columbus Blvd., East of 2nd Street, North of Mifflin Street & South of Washington Ave.
City Council District: 1st, Frank DiCicco (D)
Ward: 1st and 39th
Police District: 3rd, Capt. Michael Ryan, Community Relations Officers Ace Delgado and Gary Harkins
Civic Groups: Pennsport Civic Association
Schools: Horace Furness High, 1900 S. Third St.; Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1329 E. Moyamensing Ave.; Abigail Vare Elementary, 621 E. Moyamensing Ave.; George Washington Elementary School, 1198 S. Fifth St.
Places Of Worship: Chambers John Memorial Presbyterian Church, 28 E. Morris St.; Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron-Heysiner-Esras Israel, Fourth and Emily streets; Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1332 S. Third St.; Mount Moriah Temple Baptist Church, 410 Wharton St.; Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1329 E. Moyamensing Ave.; Snyder Avenue Congregational Church, 300 Snyder Ave.; St. Casimir’s Catholic Church, 324 Wharton St.; and St. John’s Evangelist Church, 1332 S Third St.
Rec Centers: Columbus Square Rec, 12th and Wharton streets in Passyunk Square; Ford P.A.L. Center, 609 Snyder Ave.; Murphy Rec, Fourth and Shunk streets, in Whitman; Rizzo Rink, 1001 S. Front St.; Southwark House , 101 Ellsworth St.;
Parks: Dickinson Square Park, Fourth and Tasker streets; Grable Post, 3rd Street and Moyamensing Avenue; Herron Playground, Second and Reed streets;Jefferson Square Park, Fourth and Washington streets; Washington Avenue Green, Columbus Blvd. and Washington Avenue