Bounded by Market Street on the south, Spring Garden Street on the north, Broad Street on the east, and the Schuylkill River on the west, Logan Square occupies the northwest quadrant of Center City. The square for which it is named is one of the five “squares”, or parks, central to William Penn‘s design for Philadelphia. Originally called Northwest Square, it was renamed in honor of James Logan, an eighteenth-century Mayor of Philadelphia.
Logan Square is a vibrant mix of historic buildings, swanky high-rises and museums sharing verdant parkland. Designed by Philly-born sculptor Alexander Calder, the bronze figures of the park’s Swann Memorial Fountain symbolize the city’s waterways. Popular attractions for both local families and out-of-state visitors include the Barnes Foundation and the iconic LOVE sculpture, a popular spot for tourist selfies.
Here are a couple neighborhood guides to Logan Square, including “the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and beyond”:
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