Tag: walking tour

A PINE STREET WALK WITH DOCS (or ‘an x-ray time-machine super adventure’)

with Jeff Cohen, Professor, Growth and Structure of Cities. Bryn Mawr College
Tuesday 7 June, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

1100-18 Pine Street, with July 1850 survey made for Israel Van Horn (FFI 93: 11936, HSP)

The tour is free, but space is limited.
Advance registration is required by June 6 at info@philachaptersah.org
Tour starting point will be provided when your registration is confirmed.
Priority will be given to Phila Chapter SAH members, but if space is available non-members are welcome to request a spot.

Join us in a casual spring evening stroll along and near Pine Street, between 9th and 20th Street, with its great run of surviving rowhouses from the latter 2/3 of the 19th century. We’ll set the stage for a mobile conversation by bringing along period plans of and info on several of the buildings we’ll encounter – many as reflections of evolving design practices of speculative developers, along with a few houses that have been individualized by familiar architects.


2015-09-10 Feats of Clay cropped

Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6:00 p.m.
The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania
Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery, 220 South 34th Street

John curator’s Frank G. Matero and William Whitaker for a gallery talk and tour of the exhibition, “Feats of Clay: Philadelphia Brick and Terracotta.” This exhibition traces the rise of the brick and terra cotta industry in Philadelphia and its far reaching influences on American architecture and building technology.  The exhibition also seeks to raise the awareness and appreciation of the region’s wealth of historic brick and terra cotta architecture and long craft tradition, as well as their relevance to contemporary sustainable design.

Free and open to Philadelphia Chapter SAH members and their guests.  Registration requested at info@philachaptersah.org.

Architectural Surprises of Upper East Falls (Queen Lane Manor) Walking Tour

Sponsored by East Falls Historical Society
Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m.
(rescheduled from October, when heavy rain forced postponement).
The fee is $15, or $10 for EFHS members.
The tour will occupy about one hour and 45 minutes. Comfortable walking shoes are advised!

The upper or eastern part of East Falls, formerly known as Queen Lane Manor, within a few-block area contains excellent examples of a range of architectural styles: grandiose Beaux Arts, clean and crisp International, Art Deco, Georgian Revival, Gothic revival, Jacobean, and more.

Creating and leading the tour are Steven J. Peitzman, professor of medicine at Drexel University and a long-time architecture enthusiast; and Ken Hinde, lecturer and tour guide formerly with the Foundation for Architecture and the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.

The history of the Queen Lane Manor district, The Oak Road, the Queen Lane Reservoir and Filters, and more, will also be discussed. The postponement in fact allowed the tour leaders to conduct further research about the region and its buildings – it’s more interesting than even they had imagined!

The tour will meet at the Revolutionary War monument on the southeast corner of Queen Lane and Fox Street. There is ample street parking in the area, and the meeting location is a short walk from the Queen Lane Station of the Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line. The K bus stops at the location.

For more information, contact Steven Peitzman at peitzmansj@gmail.com.