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
Contact Susan Matyas for more information.
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.

Thank you to our generous SPONSORS
  • Firstrust Bank
  • Inter-Mission LLC
  • Lazaretto Preservation Association of Tinicum Township
  • Marvin
  • Materials Conservation, Inc.
  • Moore Brothers Wine Company
  • O’Donnell & Naccarato
  • Tinicum Township of DE County
  • Watts Restoration Co Inc.
  • WMG Restoration
  • Yards Brewing Company

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