2019 Architectural Dinner


The Philadelphia Lazaretto


Location: The Philadelphia Lazaretto, 99 Wanamaker Ave, Essington, PA 19029

Event Details:

  • 6:00 to 7:00 PM Cocktails overlooking the river
  • 7:00 to 8:00 PM The evening continues with a sumptuous, full-course dinner inside
  • 8:00 to 9:00 PM  Coffee and dessert on the porch

Tickets on sale now

  • $275 Member
  • $375 Non-member
The Preservation Alliance’s 5th Annual Architectural Dinner takes us to one of the area’s most historic yet least recognized landmarks: The Philadelphia Lazaretto. 

The oldest surviving quarantine facility in the Western Hemisphere, the Lazaretto quarantine station served as the gateway to Philadelphia in a crucial period of the nation”s growth. 

Erected along the Delaware River just south of the city in 1800 by the Philadelphia Board of Health, this handsome Federal-era structure was nearly lost in the early 2000’s in favor of airport parking. After a faithful restoration, the building now serves as the town hall for Tinicum Township.

The evening will begin with cocktails on the long front porch overlooking the Delaware River. Then a full-course dinner will be served in the Lazaretto’s newly renovated main gallery. 

Dr. David Barnes, Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and author of a forthcoming book about the history of the Lazaretto, will speak on the fascinating and multi-faceted tale of this stately landmark on the banks of the Delaware.

Sponsorships Available

Contact Susan Matyas for more information.

All proceeds from this fundraising event support the work and mission of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Contact Susan Matyas for more information.