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The Legendary Blue Horizon

 
 
The Legendary Blue Horizon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. The Legendary Blue Horizon Marker
Inscription. Built to house wealthy businessmen and their families (1865), and later the headquarters for the Moose Lodge (1912). By the 1960s the Blue Horizon was known as the center of African American community life and as a world renowned boxing venue.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.433′ N, 75° 9.539′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on N. Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1314 N Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedom Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Philadelpha Pyramid Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Siegmund Lubin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Universal Negro Improvement Association (approx. 0.4 miles away); Berean Institute (approx. half a mile away); Opportunities Industrialization Centers (approx. half a mile away); Father Divine (approx. half a mile away); Jessie Redmon Fauset (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
The Legendary Blue Horizon Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. The Legendary Blue Horizon Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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