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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 Seventh Street, Chestnut Street, Broad Street and 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 Vision 
An engaged community of neighbors working together to make WSW a great place to live and work

Our Mission 
To protect and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhood and preserve its heritage by mobilizing the capabilities and resources of our residents, businesses and institutions.

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.

Fun Fact:

Originally called Southwest Square, Washington Square is one of the original five parks in the city, as designed by William Penn in the 17th century.

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