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April 2017

Forgotten North Broad Street

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
meet at Broad & Vine, northwest corner,

South Broad Street's scruffy, unsung big brother gets the attention it deserves in the newest tour from GroJLart, author of the foul-mouthed Philaphilia blog and Hidden City's The Shadow Knows column. From the vacant "Tower of Truth" to the decaying Metropolitan Opera House, to the remnants of its days as "Auto Row," North Broad has the goods.

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Death & Life at Mt. Moriah Cemetery

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, 62nd & Kingsessing
Philadelphia,
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Mount Moriah is the largest cemetery in Pennsylvania, home to some of our city's finest grave architecture. Part wilderness and part sculpture-garden, this city of the dead is by turns eerie and poignant. Join Hidden City as we peel back the canopy and reveal the wonders below.

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North Central Philly Lost & Found

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meet at Broad & Master Street, 1346 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia,
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The tour will begin at Broad and Master, site of 19th century Shakespearean actor Edwin Forrest's mansion and now home to the Freedom Theater. We'll walk up Broad Street from there, and talk about Father Divine, the Columbia Avenue riots, Reverend Leon Sullivan's program of African-American economic empowerment, the long lost Monument Cemetery, Temple University's recent construction and expansion plans, and end with a tour inside the famed Church of the Advocate on 18th and Diamond.

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Exploring David Lynch’s “Eraserhood”

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Vacant lot at 13th & Wood Sts., 321 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia,
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When David Lynch moved to Philadelphia in the late 1960s to attend PAFA, he discovered a city that was both terrifying and inspiring. Explore the neighborhood that so electrified Lynch's imagination with Hidden City's Peter Woodall and Lynch aficionado, Bob Bruhin.

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May 2017

Forgotten Chestnut Street

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meet next to the parking lot, 9th & Chestnut, southwest corner + Google Map

Sleepy 'ol Chestnut Street east of Broad is on the upswing again after decades of decline. The tattered remnants of past eras are getting torn down or rebuilt. Things are changing fast, but as you'll see from this tour, that's always been the case. Join GroJLart for an exploration of the past, present, and future of one of Philadelphia's most dynamic and important corridors.

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