Architecture Walking Tour Series

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Thursday April 18

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11:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

 

AROUND WASHINGTON SQUARE
Walk around one of William Penn’s original planned public parks. Learn how this square served as a burial ground for over 1,200 Revolutionary War soldiers, then as a potter’s field before receiving its present name in 1825. See The Athenaeum, the first Italian Renaissance building in the US, and learn how the Square became home to the publishing industry in the early 20th century. Today, many of the former office buildings are being transformed into residences as Washington Square serves as an important gateway to the nearby residential Society Hill neighborhood.

Meet at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the center of Washington Square (map).

Special offering for the International Day for Monuments and Sites.
Free with advance registration.

Questions? Email tours@preservationalliance.com or call 215-546-1146 ext. 4

 

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