Olde City, Philadelphia

4 Reviews

Know about this? Rate It!

hide
  • Market Street west from 10th Str. Philadelphia, Pa
    Market Street west from 10th Str....
    by grandmaR
  • 332. Bartram's House and Garden - Philadelphia
    332. Bartram's House and Garden -...
    by grandmaR
  • City Hall - Philadelphia
    City Hall - Philadelphia
    by grandmaR
  • yooperprof's Profile Photo

    Philadelphia Exchange

    by yooperprof Written Jan 18, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Wonderfully designed portico building, architect William Strickland. Dating from the 1830s, this was the hub of Philadelphia's thriving financial community. Now it houses offices of the US Park Service and is not generally open to the public.

    Greek Revival in Philly Let sleeping lions lie
    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • acemj's Profile Photo

    Something for everyone

    by acemj Updated Apr 19, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: If you're young, stroll up and down South Street.
    If you're young at heart, stroll through Old City and the historic district. While there, have a cafe at Old City Coffee pictured here. It's one of my favorite spots.

    Fondest memory: The Art Museum is world-class, the food sublime.

    Was this review helpful?

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo

    Society Hill Towers

    by yooperprof Written Jan 17, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: An example of successful modern residential architecture - that works! I.M. Pei designed these towers that were completed in the early 1960s. It helps a great deal that they don't have to contend with other tall buildings nearby. Pei was at the beginning of his architectural career, which would later see him designing monuments of contemporary architecture like the John Hancock Building in Boston, and the famous Louvre glass pyramid Paris.

    megalithic architecture?
    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • grandmaR's Profile Photo

    Old Postcards

    by grandmaR Updated Mar 6, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: These old post cards from around the beginning of the 20th century show what Philadelphia and environs was like back in those days. Sometimes the writing is on the front and just the address is on the back.

    On the front of Bartram's House is written How is this for picturesque..

    On the front of City Hall is written Dear Myrtle [my grandmother] Am to busy to write and send you this just as a quiille reminder. Write soon As ever, Roselle [my grandmother's sister]

    On the one of Zug Homestead (which is really in Chester Co. the caption says "Built 1750. Purchased by Morritz Zug in 1770 and occupied by him and his descendents, the Zugs and the Zooks continuously since that time. On the side is written
    Dear Sir: If you will come in tomorrow about 10:30 I will do it while you wait as I couldn't "lay hands" on the copy when I was ready to do it. Yours Ms Lantz

    Market Street west from 10th Str. Philadelphia, Pa 332. Bartram's House and Garden - Philadelphia City Hall - Philadelphia The old Zug Homestead West End Trust Building-Broad St&So City Hall Squ
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Philadelphia

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

18 travelers online now

Comments

View all Philadelphia hotels