Snapshots: Mooncrest Historic Photos Recognized

The Moon Township Historic Architectural Review Board announces the winners of its photo-submission contest.

They're snapshots depicting Mooncrest's past—a black and white photograph of of children on Oak Drive, friends posing for a group picture in 1943. 

The Moon Township Historic Architectural Review Board has selected winners for its historic photograph contest. The effort was apart of an ongoing project to preserve the Mooncrest neighborhood's history. 

The 42-acre neighborhood, constructed in 1943 by the U.S. Department of Defense, was home to Neville Island shipyard workers and their families before its housing stock was sold to private landlords in the 1950s.


The neighborhood was named a historic district in 2004 by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

The board is now announcing a second phase of the contest. Historic photographs of the Mooncrest neighborhood can be sumitted to the township by 4 p.m. March 5. Participants should include their name, address, phone number and any known details about their photograph.

Winners will be selected at the board's March 6 meeting. 

Click the media above to view the photo winners. 


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