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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Greenbelt Knoll

 
 
Greenbelt Knoll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
1. Greenbelt Knoll Marker
Inscription. The first racially integrated housing development in Philadelphia, and a model for the nation, was built in 1956 by Morris Milgram, a nationally recognized developer and civil rights proponent. Prominent building and landscape architects, including Robert Bishop, Margaret Duncan, and Louis Kahn, created Modernist houses in the natural setting of Pennypack Park. Original residents include Milgram, Rep. Robert N.C. Nix, & Rev. Leon Sullivan.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 3.377′ N, 75° 1.33′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Holme Avenue and Longford Street on Holme Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19136, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Holme (1624-1695) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennypack Creek Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pennepack Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Pennepack Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Benjamin Rush
Greenbelt Knoll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
2. Greenbelt Knoll Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Burholme Memorial for Peace (approx. 2.9 miles away); Knowlton (approx. 3 miles away); Andalusia (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 12 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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