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Philadelphia's City Hall
At the crossroads of Center City, Philadelphia, stands city hall, an architectural and sculptural masterpiece whose size and beauty rival the grand structures found in the capitals of Europe. Shortly after the Civil War, city hall embraced the community's need for a new munici...
When William McBane and James Wilcox envisioned founding a bustling city on the banks of the Ohio River, they hoped it would be a center of commerce at the gateway to the ever-expanding American West. They needed a name befitting their ambitious vision, and though it may not h...
Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell
Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, two of America’s most revered symbols of freedom, date back to the British rule of the American colonies. The main structure of Independence Hall was completed in 1732, and the final casting of the Liberty Bell was completed in 1753. Vis...
Center City Philadelphia
Center City Philadelphia is a visual tour of the area’s major thoroughfares, with a concentration on the legacy of its architecture and its historical importance in the growth and development of our nation. From the teeming frontage of Delaware Avenue to the bustling crowds on...
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame: Honoring Champions of the Commonwealth
Just steps from the shores of the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth’s historic Olde Towne sits the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. From its inception in 1966, this special shrine celebrating the legendary sports heroes of the Commonwealth has grown into one of the most respected and...
Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia
Philadelphia is a hard mistress when it comes to honoring native talent, and the city has more than its fair share of notable figures. Consider colorful politicians like Frank Rizzo and Richardson Dilworth, international celebrities like Grace Kelly, sports legends like Connie...
Center City Philadelphia in the 19th Century
Philadelphia, as laid out in the 1680s, extended from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River and from Vine Street to South Street, an area known today as Center City. As its population grew, the settled areas expanded westward from the Delaware River beyond early important...
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Old City Philadelphia: Cradle of America
Old City Philadelphia is the heart of the City of Brotherly Love, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution written. From the Delaware Indians and early Swedish settlers to the artisans and craftspeople who lived along Elfreth's Alley-the oldest ...
Vanishing Philadelphia: Ruins of the Quaker City
The ruins of Philadelphia's grandest structures show the city's dramatic evolution. Smoke no longer spews from the Philadelphia Electric Company's hulking riverside power plants. Nature long ago reclaimed the rusted steel bones of the Frankford Arsenal. Graffiti artists tag th...
First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry
Organized on November 17, 1774, the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry is the oldest mounted unit in the United States Army and one of the oldest units in the National Guard. First City Troopers are adaptable and are just as comfortable patrolling the streets in combat boot...
Society Hill and Old City
In the 18th century, Society Hill was home to wealthy merchants and many members of the federal government. In Old City, artisans and workmen lived and worked in small row houses like those on Elfrerth’s Alley. As Philadelphia developed, it abandoned its Colonial center. Almos...
A View From Chicago's City Hall: Mid-century to Millennium
A View from City Hall: Mid-Century to Millennium offers readers a richly detailed, visual road map of Chicago as viewed from the mayor’s office in City Hall. Within these pages are emblematic images of Chicago evolving from blue-ribbon Mayor Martin Kennelly’s 1947–1955 adminis...
West Philadelphia: University City to 52nd Street
The many neighborhoods west of the Schuylkill River across from William Penn's "Quaker City" were distinctly rural until 1860, when horsecar lines first crossed the river. The area soon became home to wealthy businessmen who built elegant mansions and villas in University City...
Wicked Philadelphia: Sin in the City of Brotherly Love
Prim and proper Philadelphia has been rocked by the clash between excessive vice and social virtue since its citizens burned the city's biggest brothel in 1800. With tales of grave robbers in South Philadelphia and harlots in Franklin Square, Wicked Philadelphia reveals the sh...
Cincinnati: From River City to Highway Metropolis
Once known as a great commercial port and pork-packing center, Cincinnati developed a diverse industrial economy in a bid to remain the West's Queen City. It is a community familiar with change as new transportation systems evolved, commercial activity shifted, and poor race...
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