Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Historic District

  • Also Known As: League Island Navy Yard
  • Also Known As: Naval Base Philadelphia

  • Address: S Broad St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Robert E Peary Architect
Karcher and Smith Architect
1903/00/00 Philadelphia Naval Shipwrights Base
1921/10/03 The USS OLYMPIA departs Philadelphia for Le Havre, France, to bring the remains of the Unknown Soldier home for internment in Arlington National Cemetery. Establishing the Tomb of the Unknown US Soldier

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Particulars for Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Historic District:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Engineering
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Late Victorian
Area of Significance Military
Architectural Style Modern Movement
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Naval Facility

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 22nd December 1999

Registry Name: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Historic District
Registry Address: S. Broad St.
Registry Number: 99001579
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: Peary, Robert E.; Karcher Smith
Architectural Style: Modern movement, Late victorian
Area in Acres: 482
Contributing Buildings: 194
Non-Contributing Buildings: 53
Contributing Structures: 29
Non-Contributing Structures: 5
Contributing Objects: 1
Non-Contributing Objects: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Architecture, Engineering
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1903, 1917
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Naval facility
Current Function: Defense, Transportation, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Naval facility Water-related Business

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