Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 1pm
WALK LEADERS: Barry Jeffries, ASLA, Montgomery County Planning Commission & Doug Seiler, AIA, Principal, Seiler + Drury Architecture
MEETING PLACE: SEPTA Norristown Transportation Center (Lafayette & Swede St.) meet at the escalators to the rail platform
Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine.
Explore the oldest of the four Philadelphia suburban county seats and its Schuylkill River heritage which dates to 1784. Once a booming industrial borough which boasted a thriving commercial district and significant architecture. It began a continuous decline in the 1960s that diminished its role as a regional center. Trace the various eras of Norristown’s development which have been impacted by changes in transportation, industrial & commercial forces including canals, railroads, and trolleys. These forces have impacted its identity as a community and its built environment. Despite these losses significant architecture remains. Learn how Jane Jacob’s principles could shape its future.
- Approximate duration: 2 hours
- Accessibility considerations: Stairs, non-accessible curb cuts, or other barriers
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