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September 2019

Subterranean Philly: What Lies Beneath

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8th and Market, NW corner, 801 Market St.

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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Death & Life at Mt. Moriah Cemetery

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, 62nd & Kingsessing

Mount Moriah is perhaps Pennsylvania's largest cemetery and home to some of our city's finest grave architecture. Part wilderness and part sculpture-garden, this city of the dead is by turns eerie and poignant.

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Pennsylvania Hospital/Washington Sq. Tour–SOLD OUT

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pine Building Gatehouse, 8th and Delancey, west side of 8th Street

Two tours in one here folks! First off, we'll step inside the oldest hospital building in America, which contains the country's oldest medical library and oldest surgical amphitheater. Then we'll check out Publisher's Row on Washington Square and visit the Curtis Building to gaze upon Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden mosaic.

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Forgotten North Broad St

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SE Corner of Broad and Spring Garden Sts

North Broad Street sure has the goods. But when was the last time you actually walked up North Broad, from Center City to Temple University? Buildings from many eras survive, including some absolute beauties, and we’ll be talking about the great ones that were torn down, too, including Central High School, and the first iteration of Rodeph Shalom synagogue, designed by Frank Furness.

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Book Launch Party: The Year of the Return

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brandywine Workshop, 730 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA

Join us as we celebrate Hidden City Daily co-founder Nathnaiel Popkin's new Philadelphia novel, The Year of the Return, at the Brandywine Workshop, a legacy 1970s art organization inside a 19th century firehouse, with a reading and signing, food and drink, 1970s Philly films, and even Bicentennial swag for guests. 

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