Harper Meadow – Philadelphia PA

Description

“AT THE [Valley Green] park’s entrance is a 20-acre tract known as HARPER MEADOW, which was filled in and landscaped by WPA under sponsorship of the Friends of the Wissahickon, to serve as a picnic ground and a recreation spot. The plot which is named in honor of William Warner Harper, of Andorra, “a lover of nature in all its forms,” was formally dedicated in the spring of 1937.”

Source notes

"Philadelphia, a guide to the nation's birthplace," Federal Writers' Project (page 615).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 2, 2015.

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Location Info

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Northwestern Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

Coordinates: 40.081445, -75.232349

One comment on “Harper Meadow – Philadelphia PA

  1. I believe that all of the bridle paths and trails in the Wissahickon Valley were also part of this WPA project

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