THE POST INDUSTRIAL CITY: CALLOWHILL ST. FROM BROAD TO THE DELAWARE RIVER
Explore the little known post-industrial landscape of downtown Philadelphia. This 1.5-mile tour focuses on a three-block-wide swath of the city along Callowhill and Willow Streets from Broad Street to the Delaware River. Numerous interesting warehouses, bridges, and other structures will be seen along the way, including the abandoned Reading Railroad Viaduct, Reading Railroad’s Terminal Commerce Building, the abandoned Willow Street Steam Generation Plant, and the Callowhill Industrial District. This will be a strenuous 2-hour trek over some gritty streets, complete with some uneven Belgian blocks, abandoned railroad tracks, and even a set of 300 year old steps.