Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphia

Protests Against Public Housing

A black and white photo of a group of people holding signs in front of a truck.

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Zoning remained a controversial issue for Northeast inhabitants throughout the postwar period, with many vocally campaigning against public housing proposals in the vicinity of their neighborhoods. This protest at Frost Lumber Company, at Welsh Road and Walker Street in the Holmesburg section of the Northeast, was in response to a plan to build a public housing project on the site in 1969.

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