Whether you love it or hate it –Philadelphia’s remarkable City Hall is unique, impressive and a world leader in several categories.
Amy Grant writes about James Thomas, an early settler in Philadelphia who owned several acres of land in Southwark.
With a soaring 196-foot steeple that towers over newer structures nearby, Christ Church is both a spectacular historic building … and living history at its best.
The Philadelphia History Museum, which reopened in September 2012, has over 100,000 items in its vast collection.
Considering all that William Penn did for Philadelphia and our nation – while living here less than four years – he is seriously unappreciated by the very city he founded.
In Southwark, Paul LaBrousse set up a vineyard on the former Bankson family plantation, located “between Second and Third Streets, near Mr. Crousillat’s [Crosby’s] tavern.”
Old Pine has the highest density of any graveyard in the city of Philadelphia, with 3,000 or more people buried in less than an acre.
Amy Grant writes about Andrew Bankson (1640-1705), an early Swedish settler and landowner in Southwark.