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Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Rittenhouse Square is one of the five original squares from William Penn and Thomas Holme's 17th century plan for Philadelphia. Originally surrounded by brickyards, by the second half of the 19th century the neighborhood around the Square became the most fashionable residential section of the city. Some Victorian mansions still survive on the streets facing the square, although most gave way to apartment buildings after ...more »

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