Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Sesquicentennial International Exposition (1926)

A Landscape Transformed

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Previously undeveloped land in South Philadelphia became a landscaped fairgrounds for the Sesquicentennial International Exposition. (PhillyHistory.org)

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Previously undeveloped land in South Philadelphia became a landscaped fairgrounds for the Sesquicentennial International Exposition. Freed for development after the fair, the grounds became Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park, Marconi Plaza, the Packer Park neighborhood, and the sports complex.

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