Historic Houses & Trolley: May 14
As part of the University City Historic House Tour on May 14, over a dozen architectural environments from restored Victorian townhouses, Edwardian mansions, Queen Anne twins, Jazz age condominiums and retrofitted 1920s row houses along with a variety of spectacular reclaimed and new local public landmarks will be open.
The tour begins at Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 48th and Baltimore. Tickets: $30; available at the Sweeten Alumni House and the University City Historical Society.
Also that day, the second University City Trolley Day will run 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A free 45-minute ride on one of three newly renovated 1930s era Philadelphia trolley cars will go through some of University City’s prime commercial corridors (Baltimore Avenue, 38th & 40th Streets) and historic West Philadelphia neighborhoods (Spruce, 42nd, Chester, 49th). These cars will operate in a continuous loop, connecting riders to concerts, historic home and garden tours, restaurants, parks, shops, farmers’ markets and galleries.
Free tickets and maps will be available at Sweeten Alumni House and the UCD offices at 3940 Chestnut Street. Riders may board and disembark at any of the stops along the loop. For more information see the University City Historical Society’s web site at http://uchs.net/.
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 32, May 10, 2005
May 10, 2005
Volume 51 Number 32