Extensively revised from the original version with new sites, new text, and additional photos of local landmarks as they once looked, alongside the same viewpoint photographed today Philadelphia has Athens to thank for its classical structure, London for its Georgian and Victorian treasures, Paris for its grand boulevard, and William Penn for its name. Translated from the Greek, Philadelphia means City of Brotherly Love. Ben Franklin s guiding hand also appears, the great polymath was involved in the world s first lending library and America's first hospital, medical school, think tank, and ndeminational college.This bookpairs rare old archive images with modern views to show how the city has fared since the 19th and 20th centuries. Locations include Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, London Coffee House, Reading Terminal, Wannamakers, Poe House, Carpenter's Hall, Second Bank, Bourse Building, Masonic Temple, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia Waterworks, Fairmount Park, University of Philadelphia, Shibe Park, League Island, Penn Cottage, andGirard College.
Ed Mauger is the founder of Philadelphia on Foot, through which he fashions unique walking tours based on his in-depth knowledge of city history and architecture and of the streets and byways of old Philadelphia. He has appeared on Good Morning America, History Detectives, and the History Channel and is the author of Lost Philadelphia and Philadelphia Then and Now. He lives in Philadelphia. Bob Skiba isthepresident of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides and the editor of the Tour Guides' Handbook. He is the head archivist at the LGBT Archives at the William Way Center in Philadelphia.