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Who We Are History

Our History

NKCDC supports and revitalizes communities in Philadelphia’s River Wards.

NKCDC History

Since 1985, NKCDC has been working with residents and businesses in Kensington, Fishtown and Port Richmond.

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Neighborhood History

Kensington was founded by Anthony Palmer, an English merchant from Barbados. The original Kensington is now more commonly called Fishtown because shad fishing became the dominant industry there in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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