NOW VIRTUAL | Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics

NOW VIRTUAL | Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics
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NOW VIRTUAL | Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics
April 2 + April 7, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Online Event via Zoom

Join ONLINE via ZOOM - a link will be provided one hour prior to this virtual lecture. All existing tickets and series purchases will be honored. If you previously purchased the full Speaker Series or a ticket to this lecture, you do NOT need to re-register.


$20 | General Admission per Session
$15 | Alliance Member per Session
$10 | College Student per Session
FREE | High School per Session


This program is organized and presented by the Preservation Alliance For Greater Philadelphia in partnership with the Independence National Historic Park and the Center for Architecture and Design.

Join us for this 10-part speaker series as renowned local architects, urban planners, curators, and historians explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Philadelphia’s development. Topics include major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill, our world-class collection of architectural styles, and Philadelphia’s industrial history.

2020 Speakers & Topics  

• Thur, April 02 – Andrew Murphy – William Penn and the Founding of the City
• Tues, Apri 07 – Emma Lapsansky-Werner – The City as an Organism of Transition
• TBD – Elizabeth Milroy – The History of Fairmount Park
• TBD – Bruce Laverty – The Victorian City
• TBD – Francesca Ammon – The Urban Renewal of Society Hill
• TBD – Dominic Vitiello – Workshop of the World
• TBD – Alan Greenberger – Modernism and the Philadelphia School
TBD – Cynthia MacLeod – The Creation of Independence National Historical Park
• TBD – Doug Mooney & Jed Levin – The Hidden City: Archaeology of Philadelphia
• TBD – Paul Levy – The Future of the City

Schedule subject to change based on speaker availability.

Become a Tour Guide
Attend this series, take an additional 2-3 FREE training sessions, and pass an exam to be certified as a volunteer guide for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Architecture Walking Tour program. Contact Caroline Slama for more information.

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