Powelton Village

The small neighborhood of Powelton Village in West Philadelphia has great stories to tell. Settled by Welsh Quakers after 1682, the village was named for the 18th-century estate of Samuel Powel, the mayor of Philadelphia during the Revolution. This tour features an eclectic variety of mid- to late 19th-century houses, mansions, and a few churches of this early “street car suburb.”  Among the designers are some of Philadelphia’s foremost late 19th-Century architects, including Wilson Eyre, Willis Hale and the Wilson Brothers. The neighborhood also includes a few innovative 21st-century buildings for Drexel University. 

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