Construction of Philadelphia Airport

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Construction of Philadelphia Airport

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00638
Title: Construction of Philadelphia Airport
Additional Title: July 6, 1936
Creation Date: 7/6/1936
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. Would eventually become known as the Philadelphia International Airport.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.249308
Geocode Latitude:39.875798