Art Deco

August 25, 2018 @ 10 AM - 12 PM

Meet at the entrance of Liberty Place on 17th and Chestnut Streets (map)

$10 Preservation Alliance Member
$15 Non-Member
$12 Student (must show ID)
Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult

This popular early 20th century style, synonymous with the Jazz Age, has been described as having one foot in the past and one foot in the future. Its sleek appearance foretells the debut of Modernism while its use of Mayan and Aztec motifs echoes the past. Among Philadelphia’s outstanding examples featured on this walk is the flamboyant WCAU Building on the 1600 block of Chestnut Street, now home to the Art Institute of Philadelphia. 

Meet at the entrance of Liberty Place on 17th and Chestnut Streets (map).

Purchase tickets online or go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). Group size is limited to 20 people; those with tickets get priority. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Tours run rain or shine.

Questions? Please email info@preservationalliance.com or call 215-546-1146 ext. 4.