The Tasker Street Homes Project was one of Philadelphia’s Housing Authority’s earliest public housing projects. The Tasker Homes consisted of 1,000 units in 125 buildings and a community center, occupying 40 areas southwest of 30th & Tasker Streets. The Tasker Homes were demolished in 2004 and replaced by what is now Grays Ferry Estates.
Charles Reeves shares stories of his father's civil rights activism during the 1970's in South Philadelphia, a period of racial inequality and the impact this has had on Reeves.
Nearby The Tasker Street Homes was the PES refinery. Residents shared their early memories of growing up in close proximity to the complex.
The Schuylkill River provides Philadelphians and other communities it flows through with drinking water, recreational activities, aesthetic qualities, as well as economic and ecological benefits. The Schuylkill River however has a poor reputation due to concerns from water pollution and was even at one point known as the nation’s dirtiest river. Here residents share their early memories of going to part of the Schuylkill River in South Philadelphia.