Lazaretto

January 22nd, 2014

Philadelphia, as a heavily active port, needed a way to stem the tropical diseases spreading through the masses. In 1799, Philadelphia erected the Lazaretto to quarantine passengers, cargo, and ships as they arrived. The Lazaretto has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, and is a monument to the vitality of the port […]

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Old City Historic District

January 22nd, 2014

Old City is the area of Philadelphia near the Delaware River first settled by William Penn and the Quakers. The district includes notable sites like Independence Hall, Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and many of Philadelphia’s other historic sites.

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Market Street Historic District

January 22nd, 2014

Founded in 1675, Salem is one of the oldest towns in New Jersey. The Market Street Historic District dates to 1735 and includes mid 19th century Greek Revival, Georgian, and Federal architecture.

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Richmond Generating Station

January 22nd, 2014

The station was designed by famed architect John T. Windrim and built in 1925 to meet a need for an increase in Philadelphia Electric’s generating capability. Designed for three, only one of the generating components was constructed, Turbine Hall. Richmond Power Station is one of three early power plants built by the Philadelphia Electric Power […]

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Tacony Music Hall

January 22nd, 2014

Erected in 1885, the Tacony Music Hall was a multi-use facility, with retail space, an auditorium, and was the home of the Keystone Scientific and Literary Association.

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Governor Printz Park

January 22nd, 2014

Governor Printz Park is the site of the first permanent European settlement in Pennsylvania and the capital of New Sweden in the mid-17th century. The park features an outdoor exhibit on the history of New Sweden and a statue of Governor Printz.

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St. George’s Methodist Church

January 22nd, 2014

St. George’s is the oldest Methodist church in continuous use in the United States. In the 1920s, the church was saved from being demolished to make way for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

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Cramp’s Shipyard

January 22nd, 2014

The Cramp Shipyard was founded by William Cramp in 1830. It became a major employer of Kensington and Fishtown residents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Ore Pier at Port Richmond Rail

January 22nd, 2014

Ore Pier at Port Richmond Rail Yards is a last vestige of the once-great Richmond Coal Wharves. Extending 875 feet into the river Pier 18 carries two railroad tracks and was used for the loading of coal and ore. The now-defunct Richmond Coal Wharves encompass a mile of shoreline and 12 abandoned piers. It was […]

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Northern Liberties Historic District

January 22nd, 2014

The Northern Liberties Historic District preserves architectural examples of Italianate, Greek revival, and Federal style buildings. It shares the reputation of “Philadelphia’s first suburb” with Southwark.

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