Old City, Philadelphia

neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia, United States

Old City is a neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia. It is in the eastern part of Center City near the Delaware River. It contains many famous historic buildings from the Revolutionary Era. The most famous building is Independence Hall. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the Independence National Historical Park. The Indepence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were written and signed. The famous Liberty Bell is also part of this national park. The Old City Historic District is in Old City. It includes many other historic buildings like Carpenter's Hall, Betsy Ross House and Elfreth's Alley. Christ Church is a famous historic church building. The neighborhood is also the oldest part of Philadelphia. It is where William Penn and Quakers settled.

Old City Historic District
Philadelphia Register of Historic Places
Old City, Philadelphia is located in Philadelphia
Old City, Philadelphia
Old City, Philadelphia is located in Pennsylvania
Old City, Philadelphia
Old City, Philadelphia is located in the United States
Old City, Philadelphia
LocationOld city area including parts of Washington Square East Development Area and Franklin Square East Development Area, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°57′9.2″N 75°8′33.7″W / 39.952556°N 75.142694°W / 39.952556; -75.142694
Area75 acres (30 ha)
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Italianate
NRHP reference No.72000093[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 5, 1972
Designated PRHPDecember 12, 2003[2]

References change

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. "PRHP: List of historic districts". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved March 12, 2013.