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File #: 190950    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 11/21/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2019
Title: Also naming the 4600 Block of Locust Street "Livingston Way" in honor of the legacy of Walter R. Livingston, his dedication to his community and the architectural imprint he has left on Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Oh, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Bass
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 19095000, 2. Signature19095000
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Also naming the 4600 Block of Locust Street "Livingston Way" in honor of the legacy of Walter R. Livingston, his dedication to his community and the architectural imprint he has left on Philadelphia.
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WHEREAS, Walter R. Livingston, Jr., was born and educated in the City of Philadelphia. Mr. Livingston graduated from Central High School in 1939. After graduating, he attended Cheyney University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1943. He then joined the US Army and served two years in World War II as a Technical Sergeant. He received two bronze stars for bravery in the Battle of the Bulge. On being honorably discharged he attended the University of Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1949 and a Master of City Planning in 1955; and

WHEREAS, In 1951, he married Marjorie V. Cachie of New York. Together, they had six children, three boys and three girls, and twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, In 1960, Mr. Livingston opened his own office and has continued in the practice of architecture for forty years. During this time, he was responsible for the design of more than three quarters of a billion dollars of construction projects including residential, commercial, institutional and industrial type buildings; and

WHEREAS, In 1976, his peers honored him when he was invested into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for his outstanding contribution to the field of Architecture, the first and only black Philadelphian to receive this honor. Notable buildings designed by his firms are the Zion Baptist Church, the Triumph Baptist Church, the Edison High School, the Martin Luther King Recreation Center, the West Branch YMCA, the Clef Club, and the Ada B. George Dining Hall at Cheyney University; and

WHEREAS, In addition to his professional activities, highlights of Mr. Livingston's extensive service to civic and community activities are numerous. He is a Past...

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