'Town & Gown' Tour: May 9
The University City Historical Society's 1999 house tour on Sunday, May 9, is the first in a series of University City "Town and Gown" Tours, the Society's Timothy Wood has announced--and on it will be a number of Penn's distinctive sites including the President's home, Eisenlohr Hall; the onetime Chaplain's home that is now Kelly Writers House; and the Rotunda, originally a Christian Science Church but now an activities space alongside the Sundance cinema site.
Also on the tour are several private homes on the edge of campus and a number of off-campus historic properties including The Restaurant School--a Philadelphia culinary institution famous for its part in the "restaurant renaissance," set in one of the oldest homes in the neighborhood.
The self-guided walking tour runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with refreshments. Proceeds benefit area restoration efforts, including Calvary Church at 48th and Baltimore.
Tickets are $20 each, available in advance from Philadelphia Open House, 313 Walnut St., Philadelphia 19106 ( 928-1188) or, on the day of the tour, at The Restaurant School, 4207 Walnut Street starting at 12:30 p.m. Parking is available there.
For information on the UC Historical Society, the web site is http://uchs.net/.
Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 31, May 4, 1999