Remembering Northeast Philadelphia by Dr. Harry C. Silcox

Remembering Northeast Philadelphia

byDr. Harry C. Silcox

Kobo ebook | January 29, 2012

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The towns of Northeast Philadelphia boast a rich and vibrant history, but so many stories have been pushed into the background over time. In this collection of historical columns, first published in the Northeast Times, Dr. Harry C. Silcox brings their narratives back into the spotlight. From the beginning, all major roads in the region went to Frankford, the site of the nation’s first psychiatric hospital and the popular Unity Street open-air market. The town of Holmesburg offered shelter to the veterans of the stage in Edwin Forrest’s Home for Aged Actors. Years before the civil rights movement, Greenbelt Knoll became Philadelphia’s first planned racially integrated housing development. Even the nation’s first solar energy–powered machine was developed in Northeast Philly. From tales of alligator wrestling to groundbreaking feats of aviation, Silcox weaves a fascinating tapestry of everyday American life.
Title:Remembering Northeast PhiladelphiaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 29, 2012Publisher:The History PressLanguage:English

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