Stories about life in Liddonfield housing project and its impact on the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood of Upper Holmesburg. These true stories reveal how government policy affected the lives of real people, from the project residents to area homeowners during the 5 decades of Liddonfield’s existence. Stories and articles are written by a former resident of the project.
Jan 29, 2010
Public Housing Family Has Bad Experience in Middle-Class Neighborhood
When this video was posted in January 2010, I mistakenly said that Liddonfield was originally a military compound; this is a common misconception, based on the fact that housing for military personnel was built nearby in the 1940's and Liddonfield (which resembled a compound) was built shortly after. Since then, research by Fred Moore of the Northeast Philadelphia History Network (NEPHN) revealed aerial photographs confirming the land was undeveloped prior to the housing project being constructed.
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