June 14.Unprotected Historic Treasures of Fairmount Park
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, 5pm-8pm (Evening Tour) / Raindate: Thurs. June 15th
Amazingly, there are a sizable number of historic treasures in Fairmount Park that are not protected by listing in the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Join Bob Thomas, who also serves as Chair of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, for a walk through the Park to beautiful but sometimes ignored buildings, sculpture, bridges and gardens which would benefit from this protection. An optional dinner with a discussion on the work of the Commission, and of solutions to problems faced in protecting such gems follows at a café on the Ben Franklin Parkway.