Civic Center Blvd. Widening – Philadelphia PA

Description

“Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects employed thousands of local workers on municipal projects that would improve the lives of city residents. The construction workers shown here in 1936 were widening Vintage Avenue (later renamed Civic Center Boulevard) in West Philadelphia. Because Vintage Avenue was elevated, the construction seen here was for a retaining wall to support the road addition.”

Source notes

http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/great-depression/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 28, 2017.

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Location Info


Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

Coordinates: 39.9470186, -75.1955567

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