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South Poplar Street Neighborhood

Nov 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

This feature is another installment in the Journal’s series of pictorial essays featuring Elizabethtown neighborhoods.

The South Poplar Street Neighborhood is a highly defined neighborhood to the west of Market Street and to the south of High Street. The neighborhood is mixed use, consisting of residential, commercial, and public space. It is bordered by Market Street to the east, High Street to the North, largely undeveloped land to the west, and West Bainbridge Street to the east. Peace Alley runs parallel to South Poplar on the west side and Peach Alley runs parallel to South Poplar on the east side. Residential buildings are a mixture of apartment buildings, semi-detached, and single family homes. Peace Alley hosts athletic fields, a roller court, the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, Gears (Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services), and a few residences. On the Peach Alley side one can find the Elizabethtown Historical Society, the rear entrance to the community library, other rear entrances to Market Street businesses, and a few residences.

Masterfoods anchors one end of South Poplar at the intersection with West Bainbridege.

Masterfoods anchors one end of South Poplar at the intersection with West Bainbridege.

Conoy Creek runs under the street on the south end.

Conoy Creek runs under the street on the south end.

Peach Alley Court is an apartment building converted from an old factory. Recently Elizabethtown College has used the building for off-campus student housing.

Athletic fields on Peace Alley.

Athletic fields on Peace Alley.

Senior Center and Gears in an old school on Peace Alley.

Senior Center and Gears in an old school on Peace Alley.

A single detached home, the exception.

A single detached home, the exception.

Semi-detached is typical.

Semi-detached is typical.

The Historical Society.

The Historical Society.

Market House apartments, part of the over 65 assisted network of residences.

Market House apartments, part of the over 65 assisted network of residences.

Rear entrance to the library on Peach Alley.

Rear entrance to the library on Peach Alley.

The rear of Dr. Knowlton's office.  The office's main entrance is on High Street, the north border of the neighborhood.

The rear of Dr. Knowlton's office. The office's main entrance is on High Street, the north border of the neighborhood.

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