Wissinoming, Philadelphia

Wissinoming is a neighborhood in the Near Northeast section of Philadelphia. It was the site of locomotive builder Matthias Baldwin's estate "Wissinoming", which was located near Tacony and Van Kirk Streets. The current Wissinoming is bordered by Mayfair and Tacony on the north, Bridesburg on the south, I-95 and the Delaware River on the east, and Frankford on the west. Wissinoming has one zipcode 19135.[1]Physical boundaries are: Levick Street on the north, Cheltenham Avenue on the south, I-95 and the Delaware River on the east, and Frankford Avenue on the west. Its borders with Frankford and Bridesburg are often disputed, with some pushing the southern boundary further to either Sanger Street or Bridge Street. In addition, its northern border with Tacony is often disputed, with some claiming the border to be as far north as Magee Avenue to as far south as Devereaux Avenue.

Wissinoming is located in Philadelphia
Coordinates: Coordinates: 40°01′12″N 75°03′18″W / 40.020°N 75.055°W / 40.020; -75.055
Country United States
CountyPhiladelphia County
Area code(s)Area code 215


Wissinoming has three public elementary schools: James J. Sullivan Elementary School (located on Ditman Street and Sanger Street), Henry W. Lawton Elementary School (located on Ditman Street and Benner Street), and Mastery Charter School (Smedley), located on Bridge Street. The border of the two schools (Sullivan and Lawton) that decides which school a child attends is Howell Street. Anyone who lives on the west side of Howell Street attends Sullivan, while anyone who lives on the east attends Lawton.

Wissinoming's neighborhood middle school is Harding Middle School located on Torresdale Avenue in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.

Frankford High School is Wissinoming's neighborhood high school, located on Oxford Avenue and Wakeling Street.


Wissinoming is widely known for its large park, Wissinoming Park. With entrances at Charles Street and Comly Street, Charles Street and Cheltenham Avenue, and Frankford Avenue and Comly Street.

Wissinoming has two playgrounds: Moss Playground (home of the Moss Eagles and located on Torresdale Avenue and Cheltenham Avenue) and American Legion (also known as Devereaux by natives of the neighborhood since it is located on Torresdale Avenue and Devereaux Street).


Philadelphia's 15th Police District (located roughly at Levick Street and Harbison Avenue) covers Wissinoming.


  1. ^ "Wissinoming neighborhood in Philadelphia". Retrieved 2013-08-14.

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