Row House Events

Check out these events featuring row houses and the neighborhoods they occupy.

May

35th Annual Open House and Garden Tour

Washington Mews, Greenich Village, New York.

Washington Mews, Greenwich Village, New York.

Date: May 4, 2013

Time: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 South Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Phone: 215.389.1513

Admission: $25 (Advance ticket purchase is suggested.)

Website: http://www.qvna.org/qvna/event/35th-annual-open-house-tour/

About: This self-guided walking tour of Philadelphia’s oldest neighborhood features a range of beautifully restored and renovated houses and styles, from 18th century trinities to 20th century homes, traditional to contemporary. The tour also includes two historic churches and two community gardens. Complimentary light refreshments will be served and restrooms are available. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour takes place rain or shine.

Littlest Streets Fitler Square

Date: May 4, 2013

Time: 10:00 a.m. (tour runs approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours)

Location: Meet at center of Fitler Square, 23rd & Pine Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Admission: A FREE TOUR to celebrate Jane Jacobs. For more information visit www.janejacobswalk.org

Email: tours@preservationalliance.com

About: Experience an intimate neighborhood within Center City, just southwest of Rittenhouse Square west of Broad Street. Learn about the early Irish settlers and other immigrants who first settled here and about their industrial ties to the nearby Schuylkill River.

Bella Vista Walking Tour

Date: May 4, 2013

Time: 2:00 p.m. (tour runs approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours)

Location: Meet at southeast corner of 10th & South Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Admission: $10 Adults | $8 Students | Free children 10 and under, accompanied by adult | $5 Preservation Alliance Members (Please show your member card)

Email: tours@preservationalliance.com

About: Bella Vista (“beautiful view”) is a vibrant, historic residential neighborhood and home to the famous Ninth Street Market, AKA the Italian Market, one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating open-air markets. The tour will highlight the lively neighborhood’s architecture, diverse ethnic mix, and social changes.

Rittenhouse Square East

Date: May 11, 2013

Time: 2:00 p.m. (tour runs approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours)

Location: Meet at pool, center of Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Admission: $10 Adults | $8 Students | Free children 10 and under, accompanied by adult | $5 Preservation Alliance Members (Please show your member card)

Email: tours@preservationalliance.com

About: Philadelphia’s most fashionable address was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy today’s ambiance and compare the grand homes designed for the robber barons to the understated, elegant residences on Delancey Street.

Explore Fishtown

Date: May 15, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m. (tour runs approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours)

Location: Meet at William Penn statue, Penn Treaty Park, N. Delaware & E. Columbia Avenues, Philadelphia, PA

Admission: $10 Adults | $8 Students | Free children 10 and under, accompanied by adult | $5 Preservation Alliance Members (Please show your member card)

Email: tours@preservationalliance.com

About: Situated to the northeast of Center City, Fishtown figured prominently in Philadelphia’s great industrial age of the late 19th/early 20th century when it was developed to house many of the workers who were employed by the major industries that built factories in this part of the city. Discover how Fishtown’s residences are going through restoration as it becomes a sought after location in which to live.

Society Hill Open House and Garden Tour

Date: May 19, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: 401 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA

Website: http://www.qvna.org/qvna/event/society-hill-open-house-and-garden-tour/

About: Tickets are now on sale for this delightful self-guided walking tour of more than ten private homes and gardens in one of our nation’s most historic neighborhoods. Each year, the Society Hill Tour offers an all-new selection of exceptional homes and gardens that range in style and decor from the 18th and 19th Century period to the most contemporary styles. Many people attend these tours for inspirational ideas they can use in their own homes. Come and get wonderful ideas for your home! Sponsored by the Society Hill Civic Association, the tour’s proceeds will be used for neighborhood improvement and beautification projects. Take advantage of the DINING DISCOUNTS by showing your house tour name tag and enjoy lunch before or dinner after the tour at five local area restaurants that include SSHD’s Bridget Foy’s and Bistro Romano!

Society Hill Stroll

Date: May 19, 2013

Time: 2:00 p.m. (tour runs approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours)

Location: Meet at northeast corner, 2nd & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Admission: $10 Adults | $8 Students | Free children 10 and under, accompanied by adult | $5 Preservation Alliance Members (Please show your member card)

Email: tours@preservationalliance.com

About: Society Hill received its name from the “Free Society of Traders” who were granted a strip of land in this area by William Penn in 1683. Take a leisurely walk through this country’s largest, intact collection of original colonial and post-colonial residential architecture. Learn about this neighborhood’s mid 20th century renewal efforts and its contribution to establishing Philadelphia as a “livable” city.

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Ongoing

Merchant’s House Museum

Hours: Thursday – Monday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 29 East Fourth Street, New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.777.1089
Admission: $8 Adults | $5 Students/Seniors | Members are free
Website: http://merchantshouse.org/
About: Complete with the family’s original furnishings and personal possessions, the house offers a rare and intimate glimpse of domestic life during the significant era of the 19th-century when New York City was transformed from a colonial seaport into a thriving metropolis.

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