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Members-Only PlayArts/Everybody Hits Tour

November 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


$5 Hidden City members
(become a member here)
$10 Guest

Now’s the time to become a member of Hidden City as we head to Fishtown for an adaptive reuse doubleheader!

First, we’ll visit with Krista and Steve Yutzy-Burkey of PlayArts, who will talk about the process of transforming the public bath house into a play space for children. Dennis Carlisle wrote about its history in the Hidden City Daily, and Mike Bixler later took a look at plans for its restoration.

Hidden City project director Pete Woodall will fill us in with details on the site’s history and provide some historic context along the walk to our second destination. We’ll end the tour at Everybody Hits, where we’ll talk with owner David Gavigan about the adaptive reuse project and maybe stay to hit some balls. Rachel Hildebrandt wrote about Everybody Hits Batting Cages making its home in a 19th century market turned movie theater way back in 2012.

Starting point: PlayArts, 1241 N. Front St.
Ending point: Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave. the Lansdowne Theater at 31 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA. Tour time: approximately 1.5-2 hours

Questions, concerns, conundrums? Email Hidden City project director Pete Woodall at pwoodall@hiddencityphila.org or call him at 267-259-7112.

Behind the Story is a new tour series specifically for Hidden City members offering intimate behind the scenes glimpses of great buildings, places, and stories covered by Hidden City.

Upcoming Behind the Story Tours:

Oct. 27th at 1PM: Poth/Red Bell Brewery
Nov. 3rd at 11AM: Lansdowne Theater

Tours are $5 and open to Hidden City members and one guest only. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generous contributions of our 300 members to enable us to produce the Hidden City Daily’s in-depth coverage of preservation, planning, architecture and design.

Become a member here.


November 17, 2018
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


1241 N. Front St.


Pete Woodall