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.

FIGHT THE STIGMA!

FIGHT THE STIGMA!
Rosemary Reeves, Blogger, standing on Philadelphia Skyline

Feb 13, 2012

Video History of Liddonfield Housing Project Part 5

 LIDDONFIELD DURING THE ERA OF MAYOR FRANK RIZZO

If you missed the first four parts of this series, click on the links below:






The posting of Part six of this series has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

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Part Six:  Liddonfield During the Reagan Administration

2 comments:

  1. I dont know who you are but i would love to thank you for remembering my home. i partially grew up in Liddonfield. 8769 A Glenloch. I'll never forget the childhood memories of which i have some photos still. I would every so often drive through my old neighborhood when i worked for PHA as an inspector. i looked in amazement how it changed. we moved out in 87 and went to Oxford Village.

    either or though when i was in St Dominics, i was looked upon like that poor kid. the project boy. i was a nerd and well that didnt help. Today I am married with 2 wonderful kids and llving in NJ. i heard that Liddonfield was demolished and the next time i was in Philly i drove by. i actually cried. either or i miss the place, not what it became but what it was for my family at the time.

    Thank you so much for this site. and congrats on beating cancer.
    God Bless

    Tony Ferris

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    1. Hi, Tony! I appreciate your taking a moment to let me know this website has reached you and that the stories have prompted reflection on your own childhood. It seemed everyone from the outside has forgotten how Liddonfield was for our generation, before all the crime and bad stuff happened decades later. We don't want our lives and legacies to be forgotten so it is very emotional for us Liddonfielders to see that empty field where the project once was and where we once played among the bull pens and buildings of red and yellow brick. We won't let the world forget. Liddonfield Forever!

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