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

Oct 2, 2012

See the Liddonfield Exhibit at Pennypack Creek Bridge Historical Marker Celebration!

Abraham Liddon Pennock
The public is invited to view the History of the Liddonfield Name in Northeast Philadelphia exhibit at the Pennypack Creek Bridge Historical Marker Celebration on Saturday, October 13, 2012.  Stop by the exhibit and learn fascinating facts about:

Abraham Liddon Pennock (1786 – 1868)

An abolitionist who was raised on Liddonfield Farm and became owner of the Pennypack Grist Mill.

Liddonfield Railroad Station

S. F. Hotchin referred to it in The Bristol Pike, a book published in 1893.

Liddonfield Homes Public Housing Development
(The Early Years 1950s – 1960’s)

Find out what Liddonfield was like during the early years:  the people, the culture and its award winning design.

Come and Celebrate With Us!

Pennypack Creek Bridge was built in 1697 and is the oldest stone arch bridge in the United States.  American and French armies crossed the bridge to Yorktown during the Revolutionary War and defeated the British Army.  The historical marker celebration and the exhibit are free!  All are welcome.  The event will take place between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  at Pennypack Park, Frankford Avenue and Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 

10 am: Preliminary Activities
11 am: Dedication
12–2 pm: Exhibits & Presentations
Re-enactors, Historians, Environmentalists

Septa:  Take Route 66 bus from Frankford Transportation Center

For questions about the Liddonfield exhibit only, contact Rosemary Reeves at 484-477-2368 or via email at  

For details about the marker celebration, visit online and click on the "event" link at the top of the home page or call 215-624-6614.  You can also email:

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