Historic Callowhill and the Reading Viaduct

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Historic Callowhill and the Reading Viaduct

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:30pm Raindate: Thursday, September 6th – Evening Tour

 

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Information and reservations: Friends of Philadelphia Parks, 215-879-8159. Meeting place: Beginning of the Rail Park at the northeast corner of Broad and Noble Streets, as short walk down Broad Street from the subway’s Spring Garden Street Station.  Terrain and Difficulty: Walkways and park paths — 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. Total limit 30 participants – Sign-up deadline September 4 at 5 PM.

Drawing on its remarkable industrial and transportation history, the Callowhill neighborhood is seeing a significant resurgence, along with the development of the abandoned Reading Railroad Viaduct as an elevated linear park. Join Bob Thomas for a history walk through Calllowhill, and spend time visiting the newly opened portion of what is now known as the first section of The Rail Park   Following the tour, we’ll conclude with an optional dinner nearby, discussing the history of the Reading Viaduct, and plans for future improvements.  Over dinner we’ll also have a chance to see some historic photographs of the areas we will have just visited.