Sat., June 28
Departs 4th and Independence Ave., SW
southeast corner of the Air & Space Museum
Fringe stop at I-495, Exit 27 Carpool lot
Although Philadelphia has a European flavor with its many neighborhoods of historic homes on well–established treelined streets and its charming mews and alley houses, it is also well-known for its wealth of grand Victorian architecture. The tour begins at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, a National Historic Landmark building furnished with American fine and decorative art from the first half of the 19th century. Next, the Egyptian Hall of the Masonic Temple is often called “the only perfect specimen of Egyptian architecture in America.” Enjoy lunch in Philadelphia’s splendid historic Bellevue Hotel.
Architectural historian Gary Scott leads this day tour.