6:50 AM / Friday August 19, 2022

23 Jul 2016

DNCC-Welcome To Philadelphia! Some Philly facts!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
July 23, 2016 Category: Local Posted by:

• Philadelphia was the nation’s capital from 1790 to 1800.

• Presidents Washington and Adams governed here.

• Philadelphia is the City of Murals, with 3,800 Mural Arts Program creations throughout the city.

• Elfreth’s Alley is the oldest continuously inhabited street in the United States.

• The Barnes Foundation houses 181 works by Renoir—the largest single group of the artist’s paintings.

• Though there’s no official source, it is widely believed that Philadelphia has the most public art in the country.

• Philadelphia’s City Hall was the tallest occupied building in the world until 1909. It is still one of the tallest and largest all-masonry buildings.

• The first organized recurring U.S. protest for LGBT equality took place in front of Independence Hall on July 4, 1965.

• With an estimated 300 BYOBs to choose from, diners often bring their own alcohol to dinner—a result of Philadelphia’s Quaker-rooted liquor laws.

• The state name on the Liberty Bell is spelled “Pensylvania,” an accepted spelling at the time.

• The city has the second-largest Irish and Italian populations in the country, after only New York City.

• Philadelphia’s municipal park system is one of the biggest in the nation.


• The Rodin Museum houses the largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside France.

• William Penn planned Center City Philadelphia as a grid, with numbered streets running north and south and named streets (mostly tree names) running east and west.

• The Benjamin Franklin Parkway was inspired by Paris Champs-Élysées.

• The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia counts Albert Einstein’s brain as part of its collection of medical oddities.

• Philadelphia means “brotherly love” in Greek.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News


Rihanna boyfriend charged with felony assault with a firearm

August 16, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email By ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky was charged with...

Week In Review

Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery, the parents of Ahmaud Arbery, address...


The value of culturally competent care: How centering health equity can improve quality and lower costs

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Daniel Sanchez  BPT By Daniel Sanchez Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Health...


Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation

August 16, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email By ZEKE MILLER and SEUNG MIN KIM WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden...

Color Of Money

Three ways to protect against social engineering attacks

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT The foundation of all human relationships is trust. But our tendency to...

Food And Beverage

What’s Cookin’? Guacamole with White Peaches

August 12, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Tweet Share Pin Email Related Posts What’s Cookin’? Apple Tea What’s Cookin’?: 7...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff