Burial Ground Beneath Queen Village Playground Named To National Register Of Historic PlacesAn 19-century African American Burial Ground discovered beneath a Center City playground has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. This honor comes just as community groups work to compromise on long debated renovations.
Phila. Officials To Hear Dispute Over Playground That Sits On A Historic CemeteryThe land was once owned by Mother Bethel AME Church, which used it as a burying ground in the early to mid-19th century.
Founder's Descendants Weigh In On Cemetery Discovered Beneath Queen Village PlaygroundPlanning continues for renovating Weccacoe Playground while preserving an African-American cemetery beneath it. Descendants of the cemetery's founder recently came forward with their ideas.
Future Of Queen Village Playground Includes Look At Buried Black HistoryThe Weccacoe Playground near 4th and Queen Street in Queen Village has a bright future-- the site will soon undergo a half-a-million dollars in renovations. But what's more interesting is the playground's past and what lies beneath the surface.