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Phone 215-247-5777 ext. 125
Price Members: $25, Non-members: $35
Age Suitability None Specified
Category History

From Creek to Sewer: A History of Topographical Change in Philadelphia

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 7:00p to 8:30p

In this illustrated lecture we will uncover a hidden part of Philadelphia’s– the changes made in the city’s landscape since its founding in 1682. The most significant change was the obliteration of almost all the city’s streams. Buried underground in pipes, these former streams, some of which had watersheds that covered thousands of acres, became main drainage arteries in the city. These changes, undertaken over two centuries, have environmental repercussions that are still being felt today.

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