Ruins Of The Quaker City: Discover A Bygone American Era Through Philadelphia’s Vanishing Cityscape: Story About Philadelphia


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Philadelphia is home to a ton of history and has earned several nicknames, including the City of Brotherly Love, but it’s also known as the Quaker City, thanks to its founder and the large settlements of Quakers that found a home here. Let’s explore the history of Quakers in Philadelphia and their influence both then and now.

The ruins of Philadelphia’s grandest structures show the city’s dramatic evolution. Smoke no longer spews from the Philadelphia Electric Company’s hulking riverside power plants. Nature long ago reclaimed the rusted steel bones of the Frankford Arsenal. Graffiti artists tag the Beury Building, while Philadelphia’s Gilded Age elite rest beneath the weeds of the forgotten Mount Moriah Cemetery.