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University City contains the nation's largest collection of intact Victorian housing stock, with three major National Register Historic Districts: Powelton, Garden Court, and the West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb.

UCHS provides a useful and enjoyable forum for all who are interested in the past, present, and future development of the University City community.

Spring House Tour 2016: Picturesque Powelton

Eventbrite - Spring House Tour 2016: Picturesque Powelton

Advance tickets online: $20

Same‑day at the door: $25

Join other old-house enthusiasts on Saturday May 21, for the UCHS spring house-tour featuring the fabulous homes of the Powelton Village.

Homes featured on this year's tour include a stunningly restored Queen Anne mansion, an airy artist studio loft, a converted Victorian carriage home, a modern family home brought back from the brink of collapse, and one of the oldest wooden frame houses in West Philadelphia.

Saturday, May 21 at 11 AM

UCHS Spring House Tour 2016:
Picturesque Powelton


In the Newsletter

  • 2016 Preservation Awards Winners: Complete list of Preservation Awards Winners, featuring behind-the-restoration stories.
  • Ask the Experts: What kind of paint should I put on my radiator?
  • Profiles in Architecture: E. Allen Wilson, the principle architect of the western expansion of Philadelphia (active c. 1895–1936). His work spans from generic row homes to expressive apartment buildings (read more about Wilson and his role in the development of the Haddington Historic District , listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988).
  • University City Then & Now: Springfield Avenue, West of 48th (c. 1910 & 2010). Houses were built in 1890 & 1892 by Albert and Charles Budd in the Queen Anne style.
  • Did You Know? There are three sculptures of Benajmin Franklin on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania (youthful, more mature, and elderly).

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