2000 Christian Street Block Association

c/o Laura Blanchard, PMBC Block Captain
2041 Christian Street
Philadelphia PA 19146-1338
215-985-1445 voice * 215-985-1446 fax

lb_philly ::: at ::: yahoo dot com

We are not connected to the St. Charles Senior Center, 1941 Christian Street. They can be reached at 215-790-9530. Their hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30-4:30.

(Note: this is an archived site! The block association is now inactive; block residents
interested in cleanups can get city bags from me or contact the SOSNA
clean block officer via SOSNA.)

For a comprehensive list of links to sites of use to Philadelphia community organizers, see:

About our block | South of South Neighborhood Association


Looking for our Historic Churches?
Saint Charles Borromeo, 902 S. 20th Street (20th and Christian)
Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian Street


Picture of trash
Heap o' trash, from April 5, 2008 cleanup. Many thanks to the 13 block residents who made the cleanup possible!

From the Archives

The beginning of the change in our block
There are no single-family homes on our block currently for sale, although there are condos

Stately Victorian townhome, restored with care with modern amenities. The view from the front is the green courtyard and American Elm of Shiloh Baptist Church, designed by Furness & Hewitt. Three bedrooms and den, central air, newer ceramic tile kitchen and baths -- one with original claw-foot tub.

(The way we were in 2001 -- times have changed a bit since then)
Photo Gallery

Garden Tenders tour of South Philadelphia Gardens, 4/6/02
photos from the bus ride

Villanova Students -- March 23, 2002
Seven volunteers from Villanova worked on the 20th Street corridor and the 2100 block of Webster Street. [photos]

Second Return of the Villanova Students -- January 26, 2002
Eighteen volunteers from Villanova returned to our neighborhood to work on the 20th Street Corridor. [photos]

First Return of the Villanova Students! -- October 27, 2001
Seventeen volunteers from Villanova returned to our neighborhood to continue neighborhood beautification efforts. [photos]

PMB/17th District Cleanup
The South Philadelphia Block Captains Association, in partnership with Universal Communities and Philadelphia More Beautiful, concentrated on the 20th street corridor, from Fitzwater to Mifflin Street, September 2001

People on our block focused on the Fitzwater-to-Washington section, aided by crews from the 30th Ward is on the Move initiative and from Villanova University, [press release] [photos]


From the archives Ugly truck | Nasty dumpster | The Michelle Cutner Garden | 30th Ward on the Move | The Gardens of the 30th Ward

About the Block |"Northwest South Philly" | South of South Neighborhood Association