Now check out these other historic WPA buildings in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia's Central High School opened in 1838 and was the oldest high school in the United States not in New England. The school changed buildings many times over the years, including in 1854 and in 1900. Its final and current iteration is a WPA-built structure from 1939, located at 1700 West Olney Avenue.
Philadelphia's 30th Street Post Office building, located at 30th and Market Streets, is a giant art deco masterpiece built by the WPA in 1935. Serving as the city's main post office for over seventy years, it has been renovated into a multipurpose office building.
Tomorrow, we'll take a look at some of Philadelphia's public art created by the WPA's Federal Project Number One.