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

May 21, 2012

Good Old Days of Public Housing Sports Teams

Tom Rodgers Jr. contributed this 1959 photo of the Northeast Village Falcons.

Northeast Village Falcons

Bottom row:  Lenny Lewandowski, Sonny Haas, unknown, Tierney, unknown, Tim Bennett, Gerry Hudson and Lenny Boris.

Middle row. Terry Eickel, unknown, Whitey Sullivan, Dave McCabe, unknown.

Top row. Jerry Maleski, unknown, unknown, Tom Rodgers Jr., Bobby Bryant, unknown and Barney.

Northeast Village is a housing project formerly located in the far Northeast section of Philadelphia.  Built in 1947, the project was closed down in 1962 so the land could be used to make way for the IRS complex in Northeast Philadelphia Industrial Park.  Former residents of the project still stay in touch.  They have their own Facebook page known as “Northeast Village Natives.”

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