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.


Rosemary Reeves, Blogger, standing on Philadelphia Skyline

Apr 3, 2012

Former Liddonfield Project Tenants Were Reunited at Cannstatters

Part 3 of the "Liddonfield Housing Project's Relationship to Local Businesses" series.

Barbara McCabe of Liddonfield wants to know where her former public housing address is in this video featuring a reunion at Cannstatter Club.  Our housing project may be gone forever due to last year’s demolition, but we’re still helping local businesses prosper.  Located on Academy Road in the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood of Upper Holmesburg just blocks from where Liddonfield once stood, the Cannstatter Club has been at that locale for decades. 

Generations of Liddonfield tenants have been loyal customers to many of the stores and businesses in northeast Philadelphia.  Their patronage has contributed to the commercial growth of the area.

To view a complete video of the 2011 Liddonfield reunion at Cannstatter’s by Leonard A. Ives, click on this link.


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1 comment:

  1. Rosemary,

    In the most recent video posting which is dated April 3, 2012, you show a home in Holmesburg with a flag and in the video you identify the flag as a "Tea Party Flag". This is incorrect. The flag is in fact the "Gadsden Flag". The Gadsden Flag was created by South Carolina Statesman Christopher Gadsden in 1775, and was use in battle during the War for Independence. This predates the "Tea Party" by a full 234 years! Although some members of the Tea Party may utilize the Gadsden Flag, so have several dozen other movements and organizations during the last 234 years, yet none of them have been recognized as co-opting the Gadsden to the point of calling it the "fill in the blank" flag. In fact, most individuals displaying the Gadsden Flag have little to no affiliation with the so-called "Tea Party".

    Lt. William J. Lawler II, MEd


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