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November 2018

NW Tour Series w/ Brad Maule: The Wissahickon

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
W. Northwestern and Germantown Avenue, 9800 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA

  $15 Hidden City & Preservation Alliance members Become a Hidden City member here $20 General Admission Hidden City Philadelphia, Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, Tröegs Independent Brewery, and Friends of the Wissahickon are teaming up to celebrate healthy forest, clean water, and great beer in the Wissahickon - in this grand finale of the 2018 Northwest Tour Series. The Nature Conservancy’s OktoberForest is a campaign to raise awareness about how healthy forests lead to clean…

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Members-Only PlayArts/Everybody Hits Tour

November 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
PlayArts, 1241 N. Front St.
Philadelphia,

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 daycare center. 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.

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Penn & the Making of University City

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
40th and Baltimore, northeast corner, 3940 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA United States

Penn's leafy campus looks like its been there since the school’s founding, but much of it is a recent creation. This tour will explore how Penn used the powerful mechanisms of urban renewal created after World War II to acquire land and fund new construction for the rapidly growing university. But let’s not forget the architecture! Penn’s campus features some of Philly’s most magnificent buildings, including Frank Furness's Fisher Fine Arts Library, College Hall and the Quadrangle Dormitories.

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December 2018

Subterranean Philly: What Lies Beneath

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8th and Market, NW corner, 801 Market St.
Philadelphia,

This tour is a miscellany of anything and everything that’s below the surface of Philadelphia, the tunnels and subway stations, basements, concourses, sewers and utility lines that form an underground city beneath our feet.

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Philadelphia’s Lost Jewish Quarter

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet in front of Rebecca Gratz Apartments, 532 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA

From the 1880's through the 1920's the area between Spruce and Christian Street and 2nd and 6th was Philadelphia's version of New York's famous Lower East Side. Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe created a vibrant neighborhood with its own Yiddish Theater, literary societies and newspapers, along with synagogues and banks, bath houses and delicatessens.

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