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19th Century “Affordable Housing” in Philadelphia

  • University of the Arts (map)

Starting Location: Front steps of University of the Arts, 320 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 [S. Broad and Pine Streets]


Before the days of housing authorities and community development corporations, who built housing for people of modest means? Join Bob Thomas for an architectural walking tour of housing solutions and innovations of over 100 years ago, which survive to this day, although sometimes with a new use. We tour several historic neighborhoods in or near Center City on foot and conclude with an optional dinner to discuss ideas for the future.


Information and reservations: Friends of Philadelphia Parks, 215-879-8159.

Terrain and Difficulty: Back streets and sidewalks — rated easy. Wear good walking shoes, dress comfortably, and bring snacks to eat along the way.

Trip fee does not include the cost of the optional dinner.

Earlier Event: September 10
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