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The MOVE Bombing

 
 
The MOVE Bombing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
1. The MOVE Bombing Marker
Inscription.  On May 13, 1985, at 6221 Osage Avenue, an armed conflict occurred between the Phila. Police Dept. and MOVE members. A Pa. State Police helicopter dropped a bomb on MOVE’s house. An uncontrolled fire killed eleven MOVE members, including five children, and destroyed 61 homes.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 57.343′ N, 75° 14.902′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Cobbs Creek Parkway (South 63rd Street) and Osage Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Cobbs Creek Parkway (South 63rd Street). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sellers Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); All U.S. War Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); War Memorial
The MOVE Bombing Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking north along Cobbs Creek Parkway</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
2. The MOVE Bombing Marker
(wide view looking north along Cobbs Creek Parkway)
(approx. one mile away); Rev. Isaac Leeser (approx. one mile away); Crystal Bird Fauset (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lansdowne World War Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Abraham L. Pennock (approx. 1.4 miles away); Paul Robeson (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Inside the May 1985 Assault on Osage Avenue. On May 13, 1985 at 5:20 p.m., a blue and white Pennsylvania State Police helicopter took off from the command post’s flight pad at 63rd and Walnut, flew a few times over 6221 Osage Avenue, and then hovered 60 feet above the two-story house in the black, middle-class West Philadelphia neighborhood... (Submitted on June 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
6221 Osage Avenue<br>(<i>housing STILL under construction • 1/2 block east of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
3. 6221 Osage Avenue
(housing STILL under construction • 1/2 block east of marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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