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Old City Hall, Philadelphia

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Old City Hall located at Chestnut Street at 5th Street in the Independence Hall complex of Independence National Historical Park in Center City, Philadelphia, was built in 1790-91 in the Federal style. The architect was David Evans, Jr. Although originally intended as Philadelphia's City Hall, it served as the home of the U.S. Supreme Court from completion of its construction in 1791 until 1800, when the national capital was moved to Washington, D.C.Afterward, the building continued to serve as Philadelphia's City Hall until 1854. It is a contributing property to Independence National Historical Park. The owner is the City of Philadelphia, which leases the building to the National Park Service.
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  • Old City Hall is located right next to Independence Hall at the corner of Chestnut and 5th. You can go right in compared to Independence Hall where you have to pass through security and metal detector...  more »
  • when you walk around Independence Mall and old city hall the architecture is very dazzling to see. it is near center city Philly and many sites to see nearby incl Mint, You can envision our early gove...  more »
  • Rather than try to write great detail better available on website, I will just make a few personal comments. A true monument to its opulent decorative tradition. The opposite of a modern skyscraper. I...  more »