Philly Block Project

A Taste of South Kensington: How a Community of Immigrants Has Become Defined by It’s Food

September 6, 2016

EXCERPT: “Countless tales about the American Dream have started and ended within the industrial and post-industrial buildings of South Kensington. During the 19th century, European immigrants filed into the neighborhood’s rowhouses and took jobs in Kensington’s mills and factories. In the early 20th century, America’s ‘Great Migration’ saw thousands of African-Americans move to northern cities and take residence in North Philadelphia, with immigrants from the Caribbean and Latin America following shortly after. Today, it’s immigrants from the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and the Middle East who are once again stirring the melting pot in South Kensington.”

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