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March 6th Neighborhood Walking Tour Photos and Additional Resources

The Tasker Homes under construction in 1940. The first stop on our tour, Audenried High School, is pictured on the right. The original Lanier park is featured. Note the oil tank field directly south of the neighborhood.
A scene of daily life in the Tasker Homes, 1979
The view looking down residential New Hope Street towards the refinery and the “baseball tanks”
The fenced-in Lanier Playground on the block at 29th and Tasker streets before its renovation
A map of our route

For more historical photos of the neighborhood, go to and explore using their map view function :

To see more arial photos of the Philadelphia taken in the 1930s and 40s, check out the Dallin Aerial Survey Company Photographs in the Hagley Digital Library

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