Pennsylvania Hospital/Washington Square Tour--SOLD OUT

  • May 10, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 8th and Delancey, carriage gatehouse on west side of 8th
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North Broad Street is a vein of pure architectural gold, but when was the last time you actually walked from Center City to Temple University (or vice versa)? Well, here's your chance to give this stretch of the city the attention it deserves!

Among the survivals are a few of the mansions built by newly wealthy industrialists in the late 19th century, and remnants from the 1920s when it was known as "Auto Row." After years of decline following World War II, investment has returned of late, most notably with the reopening of the Metropolitan Opera House and the Divine Lorraine Hotel. We’ll be talking about the great ones that were torn down, too, including Central High School, the Widener Mansion and the first iteration of Rodeph Shalom synagogue, designed by Frank Furness

We’ll start our journey at Spring Garden Street, then make a beeline up Broad Street, winding things up at York Street. ***Please note that this will be a one-way trip***

Guide Jerry Silverman is a certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides. He earned a Bachelor of Hebrew Literature and a Master of Jewish Education, and has taught Hebrew and Judaica at numerous institutions including Gratz College. Jerry served as the High School principal of Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, NJ, as well as the Educational Director of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel. Since 2009, Jerry has been giving tours as part of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, including developing a special Jewish-themed tour. He is a founding member of the Museum of American Jewish History and was on the boards of The Little Shul and Congregation Rodeph Shalom.



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