Going Uptown

Once home to the city’s great late 19th century and early 20th century industrialists, North Philadelphia has become the center of African American intellectual life in Philadelphia. See some of the original houses and institutions including the Wagner Institute of Science, Baptist Temple, the Russell Conwell house, and much more as we explore this area’s grand Victorian past.

This tour will stroll down the Historic Diamond Street corridor and conclude at the Church of the Advocate, known as one the best examples of a Gothic Revival church, and for their rich history in the activism for African American civil rights.

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