The Oliver Evans Chapter presents
“The Industrial and Neighborhood History around Matthias Baldwin Park”
A talk by Joe Walsh, vice president of the Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:30- 8:30
Matthias Baldwin Park is a two-acre Philadelphia city park at 423 North 19th Street. Formerly the area was filled with machine shops, foundries, coal yards, and locomotive factories, headed by industrialists such as Matthias Baldwin, William Sellers, Asa Whitney, William Bement, and Oliver Evans The talk will focus on two former industries. In addition, the Baldwin Park neighborhood will be presented as an example of the sequence of events that changed this and many Philadelphia neighborhoods from Lenape homeland to colonial estate to “workshop of the world” to a deindustrialized target of redevelopment and finally to an area of glass high-rises.
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Meeting ID: 881 0252 7894