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Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City

Joseph Elliott, Nathaniel Popkin, and Peter Woodall

Monday December 4that 2:00PM

Penn’s Village is pleased to partner once more with Temple University Press to learn more about the fascinating secrets of Philadelphia places that have almost disappeared—from workshops and factories to sporting clubs and societies, synagogues, churches, theaters, and railroad lines.

In this newly published book, Nathaniel Popkin and co-author Peter Woodall worked with accomplished architectural photographer Joseph Elliott to explore the hidden depths of familiar locations, such as the Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad Street, the Divine Lorraine Hotel, Reading Railroad, Disston Saw Works in Tacony, and mysterious parts of City Hall. In doing so, they show us the vivid layers of our history.

Thanks once more to the generosity of the Atheneum, we will meet there, 219 South Sixth Street. This program is free for Penn’s Village members and volunteers. Other guests are welcome to attend three programs before joining and/or volunteering. A $5 donation to Penn’s Village from guests will be most appreciated. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please email or call 215 925 7333 to register. Handicapped visitors can enter the Athenaeum by means of a ramp in the garden at the rear of the building.