Packer Park History
Looking back on the History of Packer Park, Philadelphia. Packer Park is a developement that came about in the mid 1950’s and is located just South of Packer Avenue and West of Broad Street. All the homes are newer compared to most of the South Philly row homes that were built much earlier (circa 1910). They differ from most South Philadelphia row homes by providing private garage parking to every home along with some green space, that is unheard of in most blocks of South Philly. I dug up some of these photos from neighbors and though they would be worth posting. Some of the original neighbors of Packer Park will definitely be able to appreciate these
Packer Park Real Estate- Looking Back
Anne Miles and Gamal the horse dive from a 38-foot platform into a 12-foot deep pool on September 18, 1965. Homes on the 3100 block can be seen behind the pool.
Stadium Theatre opened in 1967. It had a single screen and sat 750 people. In 1968, the movie “Yours Mine & Ours”, starring Lucille Ball & Henry Fonda, was showing at the Stadium Theatre.
Toppi Stadium was constructed in the late 1940’s. It was located on the northwest corner of Broad Street & Packer Avenue. This outdoor boxing arena sat 5,000 patrons. It opened on July 15, 1948 and closed on August 27, 1953
Students from Stella Maris Elementary School joined other pedestrians in celebrating the opening of the Walt Whitman Bridge by walking the length of the bridge on May 15, 1957.
The City of Philadelphia opened Veterans Stadium in 1971, seven years after City residents approved the first bond issue to replace Shibe Park (later known as Connie Mack Stadium) as the home of the Philadelphia Phillies & Philadelphia Eagles.
Packer Park Real Estate
By Michael Angelina
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