Past & Future On Chestnut’s 700 Block

 

From Baxter’s Panoramic Business Directory, 1859. Courtesy of the Athenæum of Philadelphia

From Baxter’s Panoramic Business Directory, 1859 | Courtesy of the Athenæum of Philadelphia

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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. I would be delighted beyond the ability of words to express to once again be able to walk the beautiful streets of Philadelphia! I had to follow my career to other cities, but no city since has been able to capture my heart the way Philadelphia did–not Chicago, not DC, not New York, not any of them. I would bar-be-cue my dear old grandmama to return to Philly. I hope your readers realize how lucky they are to be living in the best city America ever created.

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