Neighborhood Beginnings

This week’s episode of Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places Community History Project focuses on the unique histories of three area communities.  The program airs at 11:30pm Sunday on TV12.

In The Industrial Past by the Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center, residents at the crossroads of Kensington and Lehigh neighborhoods reflect on history of the area and its industrial past as the “Workshop of America.”

Youth and the Houston Center: Growing Up Together by The United Communities Southeast Philadelphia with the Youth Leadership Council of the Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative.  Over the past 100 years, the Houston Center has served many populations. This piece explores the neighborhood’s past and documents the oral histories of the many communities who have called it home: African-American, Eastern European, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Hmong, Mexican and others.

Athletic Recreation Center: The Jewel of Brewerytown by the Brewerytown Sharswood Community Civic Association.  Baseball and Brewerytown go together.  (They always have.)  Residents recount past glory days, present vitality, and challenges of the Athletic Recreation Center; a jewel in the community since 1910.

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