Philly’s Lincoln Drive

Lincoln Drive in Philadelphia, PA is barely over 4 miles long from south to north, but its design, alignment, and construction shed light on over two hundred years of the economic, natural, and social histories of the city. This recently published article (an entry in the online Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, produced by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden) links a short, but nevertheless important transportation facility to Philadelphia’s industrial past, the hydrology of the Wissahickon River watershed, and the late nineteenth / early twentieth century infrastructural and residential development of the northwest corner of the city.

~Thanks to Bradley Flamm for this post

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