Let's explore together Philadelphia's Gilded Age to now. Beginning at Reading Terminal, we will wind our way west on Market Street past the PSFS Building, Wanamaker's, and the Market Street National Bank. Passing the Masonic Temple we head through City Hall down Market Street past Girard Trust, the Union League, the Academy of Music and many more buildings. Heading up 15th street, we will see Renaissance palazzos and Art Deco structures. We end at Frank Furness' masterpiece, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Join me for a fun filled tour in the heart of Philadelphia.
I am a Registered Architect who has lived in the City of Philadelphia since 1978. After taking a walking tour with famed City Planner Ed Bacon, I was inspired to give similar experiences of the city. Currently residing in the Old City area of Philadelphia, I would love to introduce you to the only World Heritage City in the U.S.
This tour will also take you past and through some of Philadelphia's most prominent buildings. The buildings in this area are mostly from the mid-1800's through the present. Styles range from Beaux Arts, to Chicago and International style.
Bring cameras as there is much to photograph. Snacks that you like are good to have, or there are plenty of stores along the way. A hat and comfortable shoes are also a good idea to wear.
Exploring Philly's Gilded Age to now!