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About the WSWCA




The purposes of the Washington Square West Civic Association shall be to foster, protect and promote the welfare of that section of the City of Philadelphia, bounded by the east side of Seventh Street, the north side of Chestnut Street, the east side of Broad Street and the north side of South Street, to maintain an organization for the improvement of conditions generally in the aforesaid area for all persons including business and professional people who work in said area of the City of Philadelphia, and to engage in such other activities as may be necessary or incidental to the exercise of any or all of the aforesaid purposes.

Our Mission and Plan for the Wash West
Please view our Strategic Plan for the Washington Square West neighborhood by clicking here.

Our Office
Jefferson University has generously donated our office space, at 214 S. 11th Street. We have no-one staffing the office at this time.  

About Our Logo
Our Association was founded in 1935, but the logo was designed in 1960 by artist Arthur DeCosta, a faculty member at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. 

This symbol appears on all our stationary and on our flag, which is available for purchase by calling us at the number above or emailing us at info@washwestcivic.org.



The Washington Square West Trust recently embarked on a project to create a video history of the Washington Square West neighborhood. Click to view these lovely documents of our neighborhood and to learn about what else the Trust does for our community.

Video of Our Neighborhood