View of Philadelphia International Airport

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
View of Philadelphia International Airport

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00620
Title: View of Philadelphia International Airport
Historic Street Address: 8000 Essington Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Located in Box: Aeronautics / African Americans, Folder: Aeronautics

Philadelphia airport formed in 1925 to train aviators of the Pennsylvania National Guard. In 1930 the city purchased adjoining land for Airport expansion. Expansion and the construction of the building and landing field began in 1937. Construction began in 1950 on a new terminal building, which was completed December 15, 1953 and designed by architects Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen (1946-73).

Creation Year: 1954
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.249288
Geocode Latitude:39.873632

Creator Name: Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen - Architect