Ten Box Shelter

Ten Box Shelter (HM1B4J)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19144 Philadelphia County
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N 40° 1.656', W 75° 11.563'

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A telephone line used by park guards once ran along Forbidden Drive. The line had ten locked phone boxes, the tenth one here. The line is gone, but the name "Ten Box" lives on.

Built in 1940 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Ten Box served as a guard station and provided visitors with restrooms. The storage room once hosted a bicycle concession.

In the 1990s, the Friends of the Wissahickon restored Ten Box and other WPA buildings in the park.
HM NumberHM1B4J
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 483556 N 4430838
Decimal Degrees40.02760000, -75.19271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.656', W 75° 11.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 39.36" N, 75° 11' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)215, 610, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6223-6353 Forbidden Dr, Philadelphia PA 19144, US
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