Monday, June 29, 2015

Merritt Square – A City Vision not quite Completed – 1915

Merritt Square 

Source: Annual Report of the Bureau of Surveys Philadelphia - 1915

There seems to have been an idea to put a lot of public space and or parks into common housing sites in the 19-teens and Philadelphia city planning.

Probably WWI threw a wrench into proposed city planning and the ideal to lay out housing developments. The demand for housing after the war probably outstripped any concerns for livability of neighborhoods etc. 


Frankford Avenue at Lehigh Avenue - Before and After Improvements - 1913

Bridges Over Frankford Creek -1902

AKA Worrell Street Bridge

Source: Annual Report Department of Public Works Philadelphia, Year ending 1902