Aerial views Wilson Park Apts, 26th and Snyder

Historical Images of Philadelphia Charles Higgins Negatives
Aerial views Wilson Park Apts, 26th and Snyder

Item Info

Item No: pdch00202
Title: Aerial views Wilson Park Apts, 26th and Snyder
Creation Date: 4/20/1954
Historic Street Address: 2506 Jackson Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins.  Notes on the negative's envelope read:  "Aerial views, Apr 20, 1954, Wilson Park Apts, 26th and Snyder"

This April 20, 1954, image shows an aerial view of the newly-built Wilson Park Apartments, bordered by the Schuylkill Experssway (lower left corner), 25th Street (right), and Point Breeze Avenue (top).  It appears that construction of the walkways and landscaping are still unfinished, at the time of this photograph.  The first families moved in a few months later.  This was a public housing project of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, consisting of both of high- and low-rise apartment buildings.  There have been several upgrades since then, the most recent being in 2008.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.188874
Geocode Latitude:39.925348

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer