2019 ARCHITECTURAL DINNER
The Philadelphia Lazaretto
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
Location: The Philadelphia Lazaretto, 99 Wanamaker Ave, Essington, PA 19029
- 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.
Contact Susan Matyas for more information.