Architecture Walking Tour Series

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Sunday June 02

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2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

 

AROUND CITY HALL
Explore the exterior of the most magnificent example of French Second Empire architecture in the U.S., Philadelphia City Hall, the largest municipal building in the country and the tallest masonry bearing wall structure in the world. Its monumental design celebrates Philadelphia’s industrial reputation as “The Workshop of the World” and its location provides this city with a strong “sense of center.” Circling around City Hall, you will experience a wide array of late 19th century and early 20th century commercial buildings and learn about Philadelphia’s transformation into a modern, post-World War II commercial city for the 20th & 21st centuries. (Please note: this tour does not include the interior of City Hall.)

Meet outside the Dilworth Park Information Booth and Café, west side of City Hall, 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (map).

Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Advance registration strongly recommended.

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

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