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Greenbelt Knoll

 
 
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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Holme (1624-1695) (about 300 feet away, measured
Greenbelt Knoll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
2. Greenbelt Knoll Marker
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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 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Busleton Field (approx. 2.8 miles away); Burholme Memorial for Peace (approx. 2.9 miles away); Knowlton (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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