Tasker Street Homes Project

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01092
Title: Tasker Street Homes Project
Historic Street Address: 30th & Tasker Streets
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The Tasker Street Homes Project was one of the earliest public housing projects (1937) of Philadelphia’s Housing Authority.  It consisted of 1000 units in 125 high-density buildings and a community center. The community occupied 40 acres to the southwest of 30th & Tasker Streets.  This photograph was taken in 1958, 18 years after the first residents moved in.  Although its purpose had been to provide better housing for low-income citizens, the community slowly declined economically, and it was demolished in 2004, and replaced by low-density public housing, renamed Grays Ferry Estates.

Creation Year: 1958
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.194780
Geocode Latitude:39.932542

Creator Name: The Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia. - Photographer
Ligato, Dominic. - Photographer