Aerial View Volume 11 #14422

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Aerial View Volume 11 #14422

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01049
Title: Aerial View Volume 11 #14422
Additional Title: 1931 June 6, New Convention Hall
Historic Street Address: 3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This aerial photograph was published by Aero Service Corporation, now known as Terra Flight Aerial Imaging, Inc.  It was taken when the Convention Hall was first opened, in 1931.  Its full title was Philadelphia Convention Hall and Civic Center, commonly shortened to Convention Hall, Civic Center, or Convention Center.  It was a 12,000 seat capacity arena, used for concerts, sports, conventions, and special events, including the Beatles in 1964, Democratic (1936 and 1948) and Republican (1940 and 1948) National Conventions, and speeches by Pope John Paul II, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela. 

After the Spectrum stadium opened in 1967, Convention Hall hosted lesser events, until it was finally torn down in 2005. 

Creation Year: 1931
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.192598
Geocode Latitude:39.947628

Creator Name: Aero Service Corporation