Philadelphia: Then and Now

Philadelphia: Then and Now

by Edward Mauger, Bob Skiba


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Philadelphia: Then and Now by Edward Mauger, Bob Skiba

Extensively revised from the original version with new sites, new text, and additional photos of local landmarks as they once looked, alongside the same viewpoint photographed today
Philadelphia has Athens to thank for its classical structure, London for its Georgian and Victorian treasures, Paris for its grand boulevard, and William Penn for its name. Translated from the Greek, Philadelphia means "City of Brotherly Love." Ben Franklin’s guiding hand also appears, the great polymath was involved in the world’s first lending library and America's first hospital, medical school, think tank, and nondenominational college. This book pairs rare old archive images with modern views to show how the city has fared since the 19th and 20th centuries. Locations include Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, London Coffee House, Reading Terminal, Wannamakers, Poe House, Carpenter's Hall, Second Bank, Bourse Building, Masonic Temple, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Waterworks, Fairmount Park, University of Philadelphia, Shibe Park, League Island, Penn Cottage, and Girard College.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909815568
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Series: Then and Now#174; Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 524,021
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ed Mauger is the founder of Philadelphia on Foot, through which he fashions unique walking tours based on his in-depth knowledge of city history and architecture and of the streets and byways of old Philadelphia. He has appeared on Good Morning America, History Detectives, and the History Channel and is the author of Lost Philadelphia and Philadelphia Then and Now. He lives in Philadelphia. Bob Skiba is the president of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides and the editor of the Tour Guides' Handbook. He is the head archivist at the LGBT Archives at the William Way Center in Philadelphia.

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