Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics

Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics
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Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, & Politics
March 2 - April 1, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Independence Visitor Center
599 Market St National Park Service Theater
Philadelphia, PA 19106

$175 | Series Pass
$125 | Holiday Special (thru 1/3)
$100 | Alliance Member Series Pass
$75 | College Student Series Pass
FREE | High School Series Pass
* Tickets to individual talks ($20 general admission) will be available in January 2020

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  

• Mon, March 02 – Andrew Murphy – William Penn and the Founding of the City
• Wed, March 04 – Emma Lapsansky-Werner – The City as an Organism of Transition
• Mon, March 09 – Elizabeth Milroy – The History of Fairmount Park
• Wed, March 11 – Bruce Laverty – The Victorian City
• Mon, March 16 – Francesca Ammon – The Urban Renewal of Society Hill
• Wed, March 18 – Dominic Vitiello – Workshop of the World
• Mon, March 23 – Alan Greenberger – Modernism and the Philadelphia School
Wed, March 25 – Cynthia MacLeod – The Creation of Independence National Historical Park
• Mon, March 30 – Doug Mooney & Jed Levin – The Hidden City: Archaeology of Philadelphia
• Wed, April 01 – 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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