Philadelphia: The Changing City

Now through Sat, April 13, 2019 5:00 P.M. Add to your calendar
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

October 10, 2018 – April 13, 2019

An exhibition in the Rare Book Department 

From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub for education, medicine, and entrepreneurship has had a profound impact on both its built and natural environments and the lives of those who call it home. Images of the city drawn from 300 years of prints, photographs, documents, and maps in the Special Collections and Research Departments of the Parkway Central Library reveal the planned and unplanned changes that have affected Philadelphia's landscape, its buildings, and its inhabitants.

Dietrich Gallery – 3rd floor
 

View images from the exhibition in our Digital Collection.

Discover programs related to Philadelphia: The Chaging City at freelibrary.org/changingcity.

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Rare Book Department
Third Floor
215-686-5416

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322