Architectural Walking Tour: Around Washington Square
Walk around one of William Penn’s original planned public parks. Learn how this square served as a burial ground for over 1,200 Revolutionary War soldiers, then as a potter’s field before receiving its present name in 1825. See The Athenaeum, the first Italian Renaissance building in the US, and learn how the Square became home to the publishing industry in the early 20th century. Today, many of the former office buildings are being transformed into residences as Washington Square serves as an important gateway to the nearby residential Society Hill neighborhood.
Date: Saturday, May 5th
Event Start: Meet at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, center of Washington Square, 7th & Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106
Host Organization: Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Registration: No need to RSVP, just show up at the posted meeting location.
Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, seniors, and children.