Around the City

From FinallyFast:

I decided to take a little break from all of the technical news and let you all see a little bit about Ascentive. So once a week I’m going to share some of my favorite spots around Philadelphia (which is where our Ascentive Offices are located). I might also share some fun pictures of our offices too, we’ll see.  I figured I would start off down at the historical area. They recently opened what they found of the President’s house just a little while ago and I had yet to go down and look around. It was a very interesting exhibit, although it was a lot colder then I expected.

The glass you see surrounds an opening that shows down to the foundations of the House. All of the brick walls and fireplaces above ground are were they would be if the house was still standing.

There are a ton of different screens, each telling a different story of one of the several slaves that worked in that house. If it had been warmer I think I would have spend more time sitting and listening.

Here is a picture of the actually foundation. If you get a change a walk around Independence Hall and the Park it is well worth it. You can check out more information on The President’s House here, or by going to the Independence Hall Park Website.

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One response to “Around the City

  • Finally Fast

    There is something humorous about the fact that they’ve recently decided to re-build the remnants of what was left of the presidents house in 1832, especially considering that the original remnants were ordered to be demolished by the city in 1935 (And were!). It’s still cool that you got a chance to go down there. I’ve lived in Philly all my life and still have yet to tour independence hall!

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