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September 2017

Northwest Tour Series: Germantown–SOLD OUT

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia,
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Our Northwest tour series heads next to Germantown as it prepares to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Germantown (October 4, 1777), taking in the sights of perhaps Philly's most architecturally eclectic neighborhood. Our host for the tour-end festivities will be the Wyck House, an 18th century stunner with early 19th century interior alterations by William Strickland that was home to nine (yes nine!) generations of the Haines family, from 1690 to 1973.

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Society Hill: The Great Deceiver–SOLD OUT

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Powel House, 244 S. 3rd. St.
Philadelphia,
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No neighborhood in Philadelphia has as complex and contradictory a history as Society Hill. Once it was home to Philadelphia's aristocracy, and today it features dozens of million dollar houses. Ah, but so much happened in the 150 years in between, when it was a poor and working class area home to African-Americans and Irish and Jewish immigrants.

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October 2017

Exploring David Lynch’s “Eraserhood”

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
meet at SE corner of 13th and Wood Sts. Philadelphia, + Google Map

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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Forgotten Chestnut Street

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meet of southwest corner of 9th and Chestnut next to parking lot, 900 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia,
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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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North Central Philly Lost & Found

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

We'll start 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, the long lost Monument Cemetery, plus plenty more. The best has been saved for last a tour inside the famed Church of the Advocate on 18th and Diamond.

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