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Forgotten Chestnut Street

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Keystone Bank/Hale Building at 13th & Juniper circa 1905

The Keystone Bank/Hale Building at 13th & Juniper in 1909

$14 Hidden City members (become a member here)
$14 Student
$20 General Admission

Now’s the time! 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. The tour begins at 9th and Chestnut and runs all the way to Broad Street. This may sound like an awfully short tour, but trust us–those blocks are packed with fascinating history, architectural and otherwise, and GroJLart will tell you the story each building, parking lot and parking garage along the way (with a couple of short detours).

In case you’ve never heard of Philly’s most famous man of mystery, GroJLart is the author of The Shadow Knows column in the Hidden City Daily, as well as the foul-mouthed Philaphilia blog (although he keeps it PG in person).


October 14
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Meet of southwest corner of 9th and Chestnut next to parking lot
900 Chestnut Street


Pete Woodall