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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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  • Fascinating, amazing building. We walked through and around it at least once a day. There are 250 sculptures within and without. Spend some time and don't miss one detail. Took the Tower Tour to get a...  more »
  • Find the cornerstone to the building and take from there... Every main square in the US will have City Hall and nearby... a Masonic Temple. Compare that by way of contrast to the Spaniard tradition of...  more »
  • a vast historical district, composed of buildings in brick, is done on foot, independence hall, old city hall, congress hall, liberty bell center, you will find all the big names of the nation, must see.
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