Special Architecture Walking Tour

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Sunday May 30

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2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

**Special Tour** Garden Court

Join Preservation Alliance Executive Director Paul Steinke for a walking tour of his own neighborhood, Garden Court. The brainchild of developer Clarence Siegel, Garden Court took shape in the 1920s, occupying in a tiny sliver of undeveloped land in the midst of West Philadelphia’s older streetcar suburbs. A planned community of detached, semi-detached and row homes rose up before the Great Depression, along with several distinctive multi-family apartment buildings. The neighborhood’s tree-lined streets, front gardens and accommodations for the increasingly popular private automobile set it apart from the older neighborhoods surrounding Garden Court.


Meet at 4601 Cedar Avenue, Philadelphia 19143.

This tour will end at 4701 Larchwood Avenue.

In registering to attend this walking tour, you agree to the following:

  • During the tour, all participants including the tour guide, will wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times.
  • Preservation Alliance walking tours utilize an audio system that transmits from a headset worn by the guide to earpieces worn by tour attendees. The equipment is thoroughly sanitized before and after each use. Tour attendees can also plug in their personal headsets or earbuds that use a standard headphone jack.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring water

Space is limited. Advance registration required.