Whitman is a neighborhood in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is bounded on the west by Sixth Street, on the east by Front Street, on the south by Bigler Street, and on the north by Snyder Avenue. The name “Whitman” was adopted when the nearby Walt Whitman Bridge was being constructed in the 1950s. When the neighborhood was declared an urban-renewal area in the mid-1950s, the nearby Walt Whitman Bridge also was being constructed. It was only logical, then, to lend the poet’s name to the neighborhood as well. Major Landmarks in Whitman are Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2329 S. Third St., which is more than 100 years old, Mifflin Square, Fifth and Wolf Streets, Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave., and Whitman Plaza shopping center, Fourth Street and Oregon Avenue.

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