Independence Hall in Philadelphia

I’m in Philadelphia this week and spend the afternoon checking out Independence Hall. I was in awe of the light, color, molding. Independence Hall was built between 1732 and 1753, designed by Edmund Woolley and Andrew Hamilton in Georgian style. The symmetry reminded me so much of my den. The Declaration of Independence was drafted in Assembly Hall in the summer of 1776. It’s crazy to think my house existed at this same point in history. Can I get a set of those gorgeous Windsor chairs? Below snapshots of Assembly Hall and the Supreme Court room.











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  1. oh whoops. I’ll switch around the wording. The declaration of independence was drafted in the summer of 1776. 11 years later came the consititution. Thanks Liz for clarifying.

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  2. Beautiful and a moving place to see. But the constitution wasn’t ratified until 1787! (Sorry, giant dork here.)

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  3. gorgeous. and can we talk about those green window coverings with the silvery green trim? so pretty!

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  4. * Btw those houses I mentioned are all in Germantown but that website doesn’t direct people to check out Tulpehocken Street.
    :0)

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  5. Hello Katy,
    I love your blog and started following it after I attended my cousin’s wedding in Marblehead. I live in Philadelphia. If you’re here long make sure to see Chestnut Hill… You’d have to take Kelly Drive out to Lincoln drive. Its beautiful out here. The Deshler Morris house, Cliveden, & Wyck are gorgeous. Check out this site: http://www.freedomsbackyard.com/ Germantown has many historic homes as well… Tulpehocken Street between Germantown Ave and Greene Street has amazing homes as well. I live in Mount Airy. Keep up the good work!

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  6. To reiterate my comment yesterday on Facebook, welcome to Philadelphia, Katy! I am lucky enough to call the Society Hill neighborhood (just a few blocks from Independence Hall) home. The colonial architecture never ceases to inspire me!

    Enjoy your time here!

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  7. I love this! Have pinned almost every photo. Our family has a deep appreciation of history, and John Adams is one of my favorite mini-series of all time (and own most of David McCullough’s books). Thank you for such an inspiring post.

    xoxo michele

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  8. Love these images! So inspiring. All of them have been bookmarked in my molding folder. Thank you for sharing!
    Best,
    Amy Meier

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