400 Catherine St Philadelphia, AL 19147
Pleasant & Historical
Queen Village’s history can be told through its names: from Wiccaco to Southwark to Queen Village. The area was first settled in the 1600’s by Swedish settlers who called it Wiccaco,the Lenni Lenape Indian for “pleasant place.” But Wiliam Penn had different plans for the neighborhood. In 1854, Southwark was the word for the once Swedish settlement.
In 1970, Southwark came back to its Swedish roots and was renamed Queen Village to honor Queen Christina of Sweden. Often referred to as Philadelphia’s first neighborhood, it is a largely residential area. A sister neighborhood to Bella Vista and Society Hill, Queen Village is sophisticated and historical. With locally owned business on every block, unique shops, and the energy of South street, Queen Village is perfect for shopping, eating, and enjoying live and local music and theatre.
In addition to its rich history, Queen Village houses major parts of Philadelphia’s famous South Street, Passyunk Ave andHeadhouse District. With lots of dog friendly parks, Queen Village is perfect for dog owners and dog lovers alike.
North/South: south side of Lombard Street, the north side of Washington Avenue,
East/West: Front Street, 6th Street
Other Educational Programs and Resources:
Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Queen Village Art Center, 514 Bainbridge Street
InMovement Studio, 500 Kenilworth St