Lawndale, PA

Welcome to Lawndale, PA: A Vibrant Neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia

The Whistleblower Advocates: Serving Lawndale with Integrity and Dedication

At The Whistleblower Advocates, we proudly serve the residents of Lawndale, PA, from our Philadelphia location. Our mission is to provide expert legal counsel to those who courageously stand against fraud and corruption. We are honored to support the vibrant community of Lawndale, ensuring that whistleblowers receive the protection and justice they deserve.

Exploring the Rich History of Lawndale

Lawndale is a charming neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, known for its diverse residential buildings and rich historical background. Situated near Rising Sun and Oxford avenues and south of Cottman Avenue, Lawndale is a community with deep roots and a strong sense of identity.

Early Beginnings

Lawndale's history dates back to the 1880s, when it was originally known as Marburg. The central business area of Marburg was located around the Kensington & Oxford Turnpike (now Rising Sun Avenue) and Benner, Colgate, and Comly streets. This area was home to various businesses, including the Marburg Bottling Company and a slaughterhouse.

The residential part of Marburg, near the current intersection of Rising Sun Avenue and Levick Street, featured some of the oldest non-farming homes in the community. Many of these homes, built out of wood, still stand today. The oldest building in Lawndale is now Campbell’s Funeral Home, which originally served as Paul Mahle’s General Store and farm house.

Transition to Lawndale

The name Lawndale emerged in the late 19th century, coinciding with the construction of the Philadelphia, Newtown & New York Railroad through the area. The Lawndale station, first opened in the 1890s, played a significant role in the neighborhood's development. Although the station has seen many changes over the years, it remains an active stop on the SEPTA line, serving commuters daily.

A Diverse and Welcoming Community

Lawndale boasts a variety of housing styles, from row houses to large estate homes, reflecting the neighborhood’s development in three major phases: pre-1920s, 1920-1930, and 1950-1960. This architectural diversity makes Lawndale one of the more desirable places to live in Philadelphia.

Religious and Educational Institutions

Lawndale is home to many Protestant churches, including the historic Trinity Oxford Church, established in 1698. The neighborhood also hosts two Catholic parishes, St. William's Parish and Presentation BVM Parish, with a combined Catholic population of about 9,000 people. The only remaining Catholic school in the area is Presentation BVM School.

While there are no public schools within Lawndale, nearby options include Ben Franklin Elementary and Creighton Elementary in Crescentville, as well as Northeast High School and Samuel Fels High School. The former Lawndale Elementary School, now Cedar Grove Christian Academy, is a historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988.

Recreation and Commerce

The Lawncrest Recreation Center, Lawncrest Library, and Engine 64 Fire House serve both the Lawndale and Crescentville communities, providing vital recreational and emergency services. The main business district, stretching from Robbins to Longshore Avenue, hosts over 200 stores, contributing to the vibrant local economy.

Lawndale's strategic location and diverse amenities make it a thriving neighborhood. The Naval Supply Depot, one of the largest employers in the area, provides jobs for over 5,000 civilian and military workers, further supporting the community’s growth and development.

Your Trusted Legal Partner

The Whistleblower Advocates are committed to serving the residents of Lawndale, PA, with dedication and integrity. We understand the unique needs of this community and are here to provide expert legal support to those who stand up for what is right. Whether you are a longtime resident or new to the area, you can rely on us for the guidance and protection you need.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please visit our website or contact our Philadelphia office. We are proud to be a part of the Lawndale community and look forward to serving you.

The Whistleblower Advocates - Philadelphia Office

123 S Broad St #1950-B
Philadelphia, PA 19109

Phone: (833) 310-3147

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We serve clients throughout the Delaware Valley including, but not limited to, those in the following localities: Pennsylvania including Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia.

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