Item No: pdcp01092
Title: Tasker Street Homes Project
Historic Street Address:
30th & Tasker Streets
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.
The Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia. - Photographer
Ligato, Dominic. - Photographer